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Grandmother of one-year-old child killed in murder-suicide wants justice

CRUGER, Miss. (WJTV)-- The grandmother of a one-year-old girl shot and killed in a murder-suicide is breaking her silence.

The tiny town of Cruger locked arms and prayed in support of the Outlaw family and the hurt felt across the community after Kamaya Lloyd's life was taken away on July 5.

Outlaw talked to us before the prayer event and says her death could have been prevented.

"At the Holmes County Sherriff's Department, I'm angry," said Ann Outlaw, Lloyd's grandmother. "They failed my family. "

She showed us documents dating back to February of last year where she says her daughter was pregnant and claimed Levonta Lloyd abused and even held her hostage.

Outlaw's daughter also filed a domestic abuse petition on July 2 and Outlaw says Lloyd should've been served. She says not enough was done.

The Holmes County sheriff's previously told us they did all they could.

"Every call they called us on, we took the actions that we could take," said Sheriff March. "Now that order she is talking about, there was not a court date on that order. It was a petition for an order, and the judge had never issued a court."

Then on July 5 around 6 a.m., Outlaw got a phone call from her daughter who was screaming.

"When he put the gun to her head the gun when off, but she was able to knock the gun off," said Outlaw.


She escaped and called for help, but her baby was still with Lloyd.


"The sheriff's department still didn't show up," said Outlaw. "I came all the way from Canton when they called me at work and the deputy was just pulling up at the store."

Kamaya and her dad would be found dead in Sunflower County.

On Thursday afternoon, Outlaw brought her concerns to the Holmes Board of commissioners because she says Cruger needs more help to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.

 

 


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