Wednesday, 17 July, 2019

Grandmother Allegedly Stabs Infant, Bakes Her in Oven

Sheriff Baby stabbed baked in oven at western Mississippi home	 	 	 			File image Sheriff Baby stabbed baked in oven at western Mississippi home File image
Patty Aguilar | 18 October, 2018, 08:21

Police discovered the body of Royalty Marie Floyd, a 20-month-old girl who had been stabbed and then baked in an oven when they responded to a MS home Monday.

Police said the victim, a 20-month-old girl from Shaw, Miss., was found in the residence shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, according to WTVA.

Williams says the girl's grandmother is being held in the death but that charges hadn't been filed as of Tuesday morning, WTVA reported.

The sheriff said Carolyn Jones' brother found the body on Monday night and called police in Shaw, a town of about 2,000 people in the Mississippi Delta, approximately 100 miles northwest of Jackson.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said officials were still investigating the cause of the girl's death, as well as when the girl died and whether that was before she was placed in the oven.

Sheriff Kelvin Williams said they thought the child had been stabbed and burned.

The child was living with Jones at the time of the murder, police said.

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Royalty - who police believe was stabbed before being placed in the heated oven - was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I've been doing law enforcement for 25 or 26 years now", Williams said. Jones's bond was set at $500,000. 'This is one of the most disgusting things I've seen in doing law enforcement.

Williams said he won't release the names of the grandmother or the toddler until the filing of the murder charge is completed.

Neighbors told reporters that they rarely saw anybody leave or enter the home. The baby girl's body has been transported to the MS state crime lab for autopsy.

"It's a baby. It's an innocent child".

The relative found the toddler's body inside the oven. Terri Robinson pleaded guilty to murder in 2012 in the death of Tristan Robinson.

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