POMONA, Calif. (KTLA) -- In a preliminary hearing last week, prosecutors outlined the serious injuries 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones suffered before her 2019 death and provided new details, including text messages and videos that led investigators to suspect the girl’s mother and her boyfriend of killing her.
Trinity Love Jones was scarred from head to toe, and there were so many injuries on the slain 9-year-old’s body that a medical examiner performing an autopsy had to draw several diagrams to document them all, the L.A. Times reports.
Evidence showed that the girl had been abused for months -- beaten, denied food and bearing an infection on her feet that made it hard for her to wear shoes.
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Taquesta Graham, 29, and Emiel Hunt, 39, have each been charged with murder and torture. They have pleaded not guilty.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mike Camacho decided Friday that the case will proceed to trial, saying the evidence showed “systematic abuse and neglect.”