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Man Charged in the Death of 9-Year-Old Girl Stuffed in Duffle Bag. He Was Her Mother’s Boyfriend

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

California police have charged Emiel Hunt with the murder of Trinity Jones, the 9-year-old girl who was found dead in a duffle bag in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, last Tuesday.

Hunt is the boyfriend of Trinity’s mother, Taquesta Graham, 28. Graham has also been detained as the second person of interest in the homicide, reports NBC 7.

As reported by Dearly, police have not released the 9-year-old’s exact cause of death after calling on the public for help in identifying the girl. Hunt, 38, has a previous child abuse conviction and has spent a decade in prison for abuse and torture, according to San Diego County records.

KTLA

Hunt was found early Saturday morning sleeping in his car, which was located near the San Diego International Airport parking lot. He is currently being held on a $2 million bail.

He was dating Trinity’s mother, who is also a convicted felon.

Graham is a registered sex offender who was released in 2016 after serving time for enticing a minor female for prostitution in 2009.

With the two behind bars, Trinity’s family said they are still looking for answers.

KTLA

Her relatives told KTLA:

“It’s more than just the mother and the boyfriend. We have to get to the bottom of it. We need justice. We need to figure it out. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this to no one. Everybody deserves and answer.”

In an emotional Facebook video, Trinity’s father Antonio Jones said:

“I have a 9-year-old daughter now who will never, ever, ever walk through my front door.”

Watch the video below:

Posted by Antonio Marreal Marquise Jones on Monday, March 11, 2019

According to the Daily Mail, family members are demanding to know why Trinity was allowed to be in the custody of her mother since she is a registered sex offender.

The motive for Trinity’s murder has not been revealed at this time. Hunt can face up to 50 years in state prison if convicted for murder.

Watch more video below:

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  1. ONCE AGAIN THE SYSTEM BROKE DOWN AND ALLOWED A CHILD BACK INTO AN ABUSIVE HOME. IN MY OPINION IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF ANY TYPE OF CRIME ASSOCIATED WITH A CHILD, THEN YOU FORFEIT ALL RIGHTS TO BE AROUND OR HAVE A CHILD IN YOUR PRESENCE. IF IT IS YOUR OWN CHILD ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE STRIPPED. I KNOW FOSTER CARE IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER BUT AT LEAST THE CHILD MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE.

  2. WTH was the child even living with them??? The father or some relative who truly cared about the little girl should have made sure she wasn’t! Or was everyone to busy with their own lives to care for this poor child?

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