• Sheriff: Baby stabbed, placed in oven, grandmother charged

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    SHAW, Miss. -

    Update: The grandmother of the baby found dead after being allegedly stabbed and put inside a hot oven has been charged in connection with the baby’s death.

    Carolyn Jones, 48, was charged with first-degree murder of Royalty Marie Floyd, WHBQ reported.

    Jones is in jail on $500,000 bond. 

    Four people lived in the home, including the toddler. The child’s mother, uncle and grandmother lived there too. 

    Neighbors told WHBQ that they rarely saw the family.

    “Yeah, they kept to themselves. The only time they would come out is if they need some help, but other than that, they didn’t fool with nobody,” the neighbor who was not identified, told WHBQ.

    Original report: One person in Mississippi is in custody after the Bolivar County sheriff said that a baby was stabbed, WTVA reported.

    The baby was then placed in an oven at the home and baked, the sheriff told WTVA.

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    The person, whose name and relationship to the baby has not been released, is in the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, according to Sheriff Kelvin Williams.

    Williams said deputies found the baby, whose age has not been determined, after being called to the home Monday evening, WTVA reported. They are unsure though when the baby died.

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the crime lab are investigating.

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