Loved ones came together Saturday to honor the short life of a baby who died after being stabbed and put in a hot oven alive.

Reports indicate that Carolyn Jones, 48, stabbed her 20-month-old granddaughter, Royalty Floyd, last month, then put her in a hot oven to die.

An autopsy shows Royalty died from sharp force trauma and thermal injuries.

It’s unclear why Royalty lived with her grandmother, but the baby’s mom, Veronica Jones, defended her mother in a Facebook post the morning after the murder, saying: “I’m being told that my mother stabbed my daughter and baked her in the oven but my mother loved my daughter. She always treated Royalty like Royalty and everybody that knows us knows that.”

Investigators still don’t know why Jones might have killed her granddaughter and haven’t said if she was struggling with a mental disorder.

She’s charged with first-degree murder.

Police say they had never responded to the home in the past for any kind of crime.

Jones is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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