Carolyn Jones was arrested earlier this month and charged with first-degree murder after the dead body of her granddaughter was found in the oven of her house.
The Bolivar Country Sheriff’s Department revealed that the lifeless body of Royalty Floyd, who was only 20 months old, was found burned and stabbed inside the oven of Carolyn’s home.
They added that the toddler was living at the residence with Carolyn at the time of the murder. As People reported, the police were called to the house after a family member found the body.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kevin Williams said that the authorities had "reasons to believe" that Royalty was stabbed and burned, but that the child’s body was taken to a crime laboratory to confirm the exact cause of death.
Williams pointed out that it was one of the most horrible things he has seen in his life, but admitted that some of the worst scenes he has seen throughout his career involved children.
Veronica Jones, the mother of Royalty, recently shared a Facebook post addressing the situation, though it was deleted soon after that.
In it, she admitted that her daughter was the best thing that “ever happened” to her. Apart from that, she said that it was the hardest thing that she had gone through as it was like if her heart was ripped from her chest.
However, she defended her mother even after knowing that she was the principal suspect.
“I’m being told that my mother stabbed my daughter and baked her in the oven but my mother loved my daughter. She always treated Royalty like Royalty and everybody that knows us know that [sic],” shared Veronica.
She created a GoFundMe page as a way to cover her funeral costs. She wrote on the website that Royalty would have been 21 months old on October 17.
The details of the case are still unknown. Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.
Even though such awful crimes are uncommon, it is not the first time that someone kills a family member. Chris Watts was charged with the murder of his wife and two daughters.
Initially, the man claimed that his wife, Shan'ann, killed the girls and that he strangled her in a fit of rage. Later, Chris was identified as the killer of the three ladies and was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, as well as three charges for tampering with a deceased human body.
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