Mississippi grandmother was charged with first-degree murder after she stabbed her granddaughter place it inside the oven alive and baked to death.
Autopsy Found The Toddler Was Alive When Put Into Oven
A Mississippi toddler was still alive when the grandmother allegedly stabbed and placed the toddler in a hot oven, according to an autopsy. The 20-month-old Royalty Marie Floyd was found stabbed and burned inside an oven of a Mississippi Delta home.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said that Carolyn Jones 48-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of Floyd in the town of Shaw. “I’ve been in law enforcement for 25 or 26 years now,” Williams stated in the Associated Press. Williams defined the murder case as one of the most horrible things he has seen in doing law enforcement and the hardest part is to witness a very young victim.
The Grandmother Is Currently In Jail
Jones had an initial appearance on October 16th before a judge, who set bail at $500,000. Jones stayed jailed, and it wasn’t immediately clear if she had an attorney who could speak for her. Sheriff’s officials claimed that Floyd lived with Jones while Floyd’s mother lived elsewhere.
William, the brother of Jones is the one who found the body on October 15th night and called the police in Shaw, a town of about 2,000 people about 100 miles northwest of Jackson. Police in turn called the sheriff’s office and other agencies for help. The child’s body was sent to the state Crime Lab in Pearl for an autopsy, which confirmed the baby had been placed in the oven while she was still alive, according to WVLT8.
Moreover, Jones was arrested when police arrived at the home, the sheriff said. Williams also said that Jones was the only person who was there with the child at the time. Authorities said they had no details about the possibilities leading up to the child’s death.
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