A teenage lady who ran away from a bunch house to be with an older man is going through costs for allegedly bludgeoning the person’s mom to loss of life with a rock after giving him an ultimatum to kill her himself.
Kaitlyn Coones, 17, from Cleveland, Ohio, gave her boyfriend Jonathan Jones, 33, a deadline of 5 hours to hold out the homicide of his mom Nicole Jones, 53, earlier this 12 months, prosecutors say.
“Kaitlyn had advised Jonathan, that they wanted to do one thing about his mom as a result of she was stopping them from being collectively and he or she gave him 5 hours to do one thing about her, and at one level within the interview, she even talked about killing her,” Detective Jake Albright with Sylvania Township Police mentioned in courtroom on Friday.
However when Jones didn’t do it, Ms Coones allegedly gave him an additional hour earlier than taking issues into her personal arms.
“She went outdoors and retrieved a rock and when Nicole Jones was standing in entrance of the fridge within the kitchen, unaware of Kaitlyn’s presence, bludgeoned Nicole Jones a lot of instances and strangled her,” Lucas County Prosecutor Andy Lastra advised the courtroom.
A choose dominated on Friday that Ms Coones could be licensed as an grownup within the case. She is charged with aggravated homicide, homicide, tampering with proof and abuse of a corpse.
Jones, who had beforehand been convicted over his relationship with underage Ms Coones, was allegedly sitting in the lounge whereas the brutal killing occurred.
In August, Jones was charged with aggravated homicide, homicide, felonious assault, aggravated housebreaking, aggravated theft, tampering with proof and abuse of a corpse, in line with courtroom information.
Simply days earlier, Ms Coones was reported lacking by Stark County Youngsters Providers after she ran away from a bunch house.
The Canton Police then contacted the Sylvania Township Police to verify the security of Nicole Jones. They knowledgeable the division that the teenager had allegedly despatched a textual content message to a bunch house nurse saying she killed two individuals and he or she was on the run.
In some unspecified time in the future, Ms Coones was picked up at a restaurant by Jones, who took her again to the house he shared along with his mom. She was compelled to crawl by a window so his mom wouldn’t know she was there.
Prosecutors allege Ms Coones gave Jones the ultimatum to kill his mom as a result of she felt she was interfering of their “relationship.”
In courtroom on Friday, Detective Albright testified that after the brutal slaying, Ms Coones and Jones drove to an area retailer and acquired a tarp and trash luggage.
They then wrapped the physique of Nicole Jones and drove it to a close-by residence advanced, the place they put it in a dumpster that was in the end taken to landfill. Police don’t consider the physique will ever be recovered.
In Could, Ms Coones and Jones fled to Mexico the place they had been arrested. They later gave detailed statements and admitted to killing Nicole Jones throughout an interview with FBI brokers, ABC13 reported.
The small print within the interviews matched GPS info that was tracked to Jones’s telephone to the dumpster the place the physique was dumped and the shops the place the provides had been bought.
Coones’ legal professional Ann Baronas argued in courtroom Friday that the teenager is a sufferer of Jones who was not alleged to have any contact along with her. She additionally argued that investigators don’t know who despatched the textual content message in regards to the teen allegedly admitting to 2 murders.
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