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.
A grandmother has been accused of stabbing her toddler granddaughter and baking the child inside an oven.
It is not clear where the girl's parents were.
"That was the only person who was there with the child at the time", Williams said.
The woman has appeared in court and was given a $500,000 bond.
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Shaw, which is not far from the Arkansas border in northwest MS, is home to about 2,000 people. Police tape still surrounded part of the house Tuesday morning, while a stroller, a high chair, and a trash barrel of toys including a scooter sat near the curb in front of the house.
Sheriff Williams added: 'The Bolivar County Sheriff's Office is working in conjunction with the Shaw Police Department, the Bolivar County District Attorney's office, the Bolivar County Coroner's office, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to collect all the evidence so that we can ensure justice for this innocent victim.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. says 48-year-old Carolyn Jones was charged Tuesday after Royalty Marie Floyd was found dead Monday night at the home they shared in the Mississippi Delta town of Shaw. 'This is one of the most disgusting things I've seen in doing law enforcement. The body has been sent for an autopsy.
Williams said deputies detained the grandmother for questioning and had held her overnight.
Williams said that he wasn't yet certain whether mental illness was a factor in the case. "The hardest part ... is to see a child victim". 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. Officials will work to determine if the toddler was dead before or after being placed in the oven, according to WTVA.