Deputies: 1 in custody after baby stabbed, baked in oven

Lester Mason
October 17, 2018

There, officers found the body of the 20-month-old girl.

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

Authorities say they are preparing a first-degree murder charge against a MS grandmother after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven.

'The official cause (of death) is still under investigation but authorities have reason to believe that the child was stabbed and burned.

Investigators took the body and evidence from the scene to the Mississippi Crime Lab.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference Tuesday in Shaw, Miss., concerning a 20-month-old girl discovered dead in an oven.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams says a grandmother is being held in connection with the infant's death. The station did not name the woman.

Jones is jailed on $500,000 bail.

He said: 'I have been in law enforcement a long time and one of the hardest things that I have experienced is when you see a child as a victim. "The hardest part ... is to see a child victim".

Williams said that he wasn't yet certain whether mental illness was a factor in the case. 'This is one of the most terrible things I've seen in doing law enforcement. He said the girl lived in the home.

The child was found inside a beige frame house in the north end of Shaw. Terrie Robinson, now 33, pleaded guilty to putting her 3-year-old son Tristan in the oven and baking him to death in Washington County on March 2, 2011.

Robinson pleaded guilty to the murder and received a sentence of life in prison.

An autopsy will be performed to determine whether the child died before being placed in the oven, authorities said.

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