Memphis Man Convicted For Killing Toddler

Calvin Jones was automatically sentenced to life.

Calvin Jones was automatically sentenced to life.

Calvin Jones was automatically sentenced to life.

Calvin Jones was automatically sentenced to life.

Anisha Alford will face a judge December 17th.

Anisha Alford will face a judge December 17th.

(Memphis) On Friday, December 7th, a jury found 26-year-old Calvin Jones guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

In May of 2010, Jones was babysitting two-year-old Saniiya Kuykendall and her siblings while their mother, Anisha Alford was out.

Jones told police he spanked the child because she used the bathroom on the floor.

Saniiya suffered multiple internal injuries and showed signs of illness but was not taken to get medical attention.

She was found dead the next morning. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma.

Jones was automatically sentenced to life in prison for the murder conviction.

Alford will face a judge on December 17th.