Arraignment for Mother, Boyfriend who Allegedly Murdered 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Postponed

Ameera Butt
May 21, 2019 - 12:09 pm

The mother of nine-year-old Trinity Love Jones and her boyfriend were supposed to be back in court Tuesday morning. 

However, there’s apparently new evidence in the murder case and everyone is expected to return to court for the continued arraignment in June.

They still haven’t entered a plea in the case.

Trinity Love Jones' body was found partially inside a large duffel bag near an equestrian trail in the Hacienda Heights area.

A murder charge was filed in March against Taquesta Graham and her boyfriend Emiel Lamar Hunt.

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives tracked Hunt and Graham to Texas where Graham was held on a parole violation and later extradited to California.

Hunt returned to San Diego and was arrested there.

Both have been charged with murder in the death of the girl.

Graham is facing a potential sentence of 26 years to life while Hunt could receive  55 years to life if they are convicted of all charges.

In late March, her family and friends celebrated her life in an interfaith service.

Trinity's father, Antonio Jones, urged attendees "to wear bright, cheerful colors, as we are celebrating a young and vibrant life."

"We sincerely appreciate all of the prayers and kind acts of love and generosity shown to our family," he wrote in a posting on Facebook that week.

He asked that people sending flowers choose shades of lavender -- "Trinity's favorite color" -- along with pink and white.