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Mississippi:Royalty still alive when she was cooked in oven by grandma- Autopsy reveals

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A baby girl Royalty Marie Floyd who was found stabbed and burned at her grandmother’s home was still alive when she was placed in an oven, an autopsy has revealed.

Carolyn Jones, 48, is charged with first-degree murder after her granddaughter Royalty Marie Floyd’s body was discovered at her home in Shaw, Mississippi last week.

An autopsy report, obtained by the Bolivar Commercial, found that the 20-month-old-girl had died “from sharp stab wounds and inhaling the heated air” – meaning she was still alive when she was placed inside the hot oven.

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The Shaw Police Department said that Jones’ brother had made the gruesome discovery and called the police at around 7pm on October 15.

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“A family member (of the victim) came home and saw that something had happened,” said Sheriff Kelvin Williams.

“They found the child in the oven and called the Shaw Police Department who in turn contacted us to assist in a homicide investigation. When the sheriff’s office arrived at the scene it was confirmed that a homicide had taken place inside the home.”

Veronica Jones, the 20-month-old girl’s mother, said that she is still coming to terms with the fact her own mother is allegedly responsible.

“Royalty Marie Floyd was the best thing that ever happened to me. She’s my one and only daughter. My first love,” she said.

Veronica said her daughter’s death was “the hardest thing that I ever had to go through in my life”.

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Martin O’Neill, Roy Keane part ways with Republic of Ireland team.

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Manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane have parted company with the Republic of Ireland.




The pair took over the reins in 2013 and guided the Republic to the last 16 of the 2016 European Championships.

However, they did not win a competitive game in 2018 and were relegated from Uefa Nations League Group B4.

“I thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for the impact they had,” said Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief John Delaney.

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“There have been many highlights during Martin’s reign – none more so than Euro 2016 in France, which will live long in the memory of all Irish supporters.”

O’Neill, who leaves alongside his backroom team of Keane, Steve Guppy and goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh, signed a contract extension in January to remain as manager until 2020.

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Uganda: Rakai District councilor apprehended for defiling 13-year-old girl

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Police in Rakai District have arrested a councilor representing one of the Sub Counties to Rakai District council on allegations of defiling a 13-year-old girl.



According to the girl’s aunt, the girl who was a day scholar at Buyamba Senior Secondary School in Rakai District, did not return home on Friday last week and was discovered by police in one of the trading centres on Monday this week.
“We started looking for this girl on Friday evening and reported the matter to Police. We were so bothered until Police contacted us on Monday that they had got her in the trading centre,” the aunt said.

It is reported that the girl spent three days with the councilor in one of the lodges in the trading centre until Police found them on Monday.

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The councilor has been on the education committee at Rakai District local council since 2016. 
“I can’t believe a leader whom our children could emulate is the one behaving this way. I pray authorities do their work without fear or favour so that we get the right judgment,” the girl’s father said.

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Dr Herbert Kalema, a medical lab officer at Masaka referral hospital said the results from the tests confirmed that the girl had been defiled and was yet to release results of HIV tests as at the time of filing the report.

Mr Grace Mutono, the Kyotera District Police Commander confirmed the councilor’s arrest, saying they have already commenced investigating the matter.

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