Grandma Held In Connection To Death Of Baby Stabbed & Baked In Oven
The 20-month-old girl's body has been sent to a pathologist for autopsy.
SHAW, MS — Police took a grandmother into custody for questioning following the death of a 20-month-old baby girl who was found stabbed and baked in an oven.
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told WTVA that emergency dispatchers received a call from a relative of the child around 7 P.M. on October 15, and officers were sent to a home on Martin Luther King Drive.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said officials are trying to determine when and why the little girl died. Her body has been sent to a pathologist for autopsy.
Police are holding the grandmother, who has not been charged, at the Bolivar Regional Correctional Facility.
Shaw, a town of about 2,000 residents, is located in the Mississippi Delta region just over an hour’s drive north of Jackson.
Bizarrely, a similar crime occurred not long ago in Greenville — just 25 miles way from Shaw. Terrie Robinson, now 31, pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison for killing and stuffing the body of her three-year-old son, Tristan, in an electric oven in 2011.
"This is a really sad moment for me. I've seen a lot of things, but this is one that will stick in my memory for a long, long time," Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said of the murdered boy at the time.