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Mom's Boyfriend Charged With Murder In Death Of Trinity Love Jones

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - A 38-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found last week on a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights.

Emiel Hunt -- who allegedly has a 2005 conviction for child abuse in San Diego -- appeared briefly in a Pomona courtroom Tuesday in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones.

Hunt's arraignment was delayed until April 16. He remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bail.

Believed to be the boyfriend of Jones' mother, Hunt was arrested early Saturday in connection with the girl's death. He was found sleeping in his vehicle in a lot near San Diego International Airport, according to sheriff's officials.

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The body of Trinity Love Jones was found March 5.

Jones' body was found March 5.

Hunt faces arraignment Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona.

If convicted, Hunt faces a sentence of up to 50 years to life in state prison.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Wire services contributed to this report.) 

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