The mother of a toddler girl who was allegedly murdered by her own grandmother has reportedly spoken out on Facebook, expressing her grief and apparent disbelief that her mother could have committed such a brutal act.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police found 20-month-old Royalty Floyd dead in her grandmother’s Shaw, Mississippi, home on Monday evening. The girls’s body was found inside a heated oven, and authorities believe she had been stabbed.
Royalty’s grandmother Carolyn Jones, 48, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her granddaughter’s death. Royalty had been living with Carolyn Jones at the time. The New York Post reports that the girl’s mother, Veronica Shant’e Jones, did not live with her mother and daughter, for reasons that are yet unclear.
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Veronica Jones had previously posted a message about her daughter’s death on a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign page to raise money for her daughter’s funeral.
“My daughter was stabbed and baked in the oven by her grandmother on October 15, 2018, in Shaw, Mississippi,” Veronica wrote.
“My daughter would have been 21 months old on October 17, 2018. Royalty was so beautiful & I loved her more than anything in the world.”
More recently, Jones posted an additional message about her daughter’s murder on Facebook.
“[Carolyn Jones] always treated Royalty like royalty and everybody that knows us knows that,” Jones wrote, according to the New York Post. “To my daughter Royalty, ‘Mommy will always love you and you will live in all our hearts forever.’”
The Facebook post has since been removed.
Carolyn Jones is reportedly in custody on a $500,000 bond.
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[Feature Image: Royalty Floyd/GoFundMe]