Mississippi baby who was stabbed, burned in oven laid to rest Mississippi baby who was stabbed, burned in oven laid to rest
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Loved ones came together Saturday to honor the short life of a baby who died after being stabbed and put in... Mississippi baby who was stabbed, burned in oven laid to rest

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Loved ones came together Saturday to honor the short life of a baby who died after being stabbed and put in a hot oven alive.

Investigators say Carolyn Jones, 48, stabbed her 20-month-old granddaughter, Royalty Floyd, last month, then put her in a hot oven to die.

Family called Royalty ‘Big Girl.’

“She was ‘Big Girl.’ But from the day she was born, she was granddaddy’s baby girl. And she knew it,” her grandfather, James Harris, said in an emotional speech at Saturday’s funeral.

An autopsy shows Royalty died from sharp force trauma and thermal injuries.

Another relative made the gruesome discovery Oct. 15 and called police.

Family tells WREG the baby lived with her grandmother in a home in Shaw, Mississippi.

“I miss her,” Harris said. “But she’ll always be with me. Always.”

The baby’s father, John Floyd, opened up about his daughter’s death for the first time at her funeral.

“I still find it unbelievable to tell you the truth,” he said. “And to try and make heads or tails of what happened, it’s still something I can’t comprehend right now. It ain’t soaking in for some reason. I’m thinking one day this is all something that isn’t real.”

Carolyn Jones

It’s unclear why Royalty lived with her grandmother, but the baby’s mom, Veronica Jones, defended her mother in a Facebook post the morning after the murder, saying: “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 knows that.”

That same day, the baby’s toys were spotted in a garbage can in front of the home. But neighbors say the toys had been there for a week before she was killed.

“I’ll never forget her,” Harris said. “I don’t want anybody else to forget her. She’ll always forever live in our hearts and everything we do.”

Investigators still don’t know why Jones might have killed her granddaughter and haven’t said if she was struggling with a mental disorder.

She’s charged with first-degree murder.

Police say they had never responded to the home in the past for any kind of crime.

Jones is being held on a $500,000 bond.

 

Obinna Onyia

  • Javontae Winbush

    2018-12-03 #1 Author

    rip to the baby

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  • Tasha Faye

    2018-12-04 #2 Author

    Lock her ass under the jail

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  • Chaney

    2018-12-04 #3 Author

    God bless babygirl smh no child deserves this cruelty.

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  • Lashonda

    2018-12-04 #4 Author

    Rip beautiful 🕊 Another innocent face taken so soon 😫

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  • Elizabeth

    2018-12-04 #5 Author

    Rip angel beautiful soul token so soon

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  • Rich

    2018-12-04 #6 Author

    This is tragic , prayers for loved ones

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  • OlgaMarieZavala

    2018-12-04 #7 Author

    So sad! How can anyone do such harm like that! Poor baby 😭

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  • Shernkera

    2018-12-05 #8 Author

    This is so sad how people do kids I’m praying

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  • Lahendra jones

    2018-12-06 #9 Author

    Wow that’s sad seriously

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  • BriAnna Woodard

    2018-12-06 #10 Author

    This is so sad, and an own family member at that smh

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  • Louise

    2018-12-06 #11 Author

    This tragic prayer for love one

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  • Adrianna

    2018-12-06 #12 Author

    Rest peacefully baby girl ❤️

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  • Sandra

    2018-12-06 #13 Author

    Rest in paradise baby girl.➕♥️

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  • Alexis

    2018-12-06 #14 Author

    very very sad! praying for this precious baby!

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  • Koda Ann

    2018-12-06 #15 Author

    Rest easy little baby smh this is sad.

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  • Leann davis

    2018-12-07 #16 Author

    This is sad may that baby rest peacefully

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  • Leann Davis

    2018-12-07 #17 Author

    may that baby rest in peace

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  • Spook

    2018-12-07 #18 Author

    Omg This Is Crazy!!!

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  • Ariel

    2018-12-07 #19 Author

    Rip to that baby this is sad 😢

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  • Queshia

    2018-12-09 #20 Author

    This is so sad rip lil baby 😭❤️

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