Thursday, August 14, 2008
[TN] Bond reduction denied for killer Sgt. Jones - who is said to write names on bullets
Wife of Sgt. Chris Jones in Court: "He picked up one bullet at a time, and on each bullet he had written a name with black Sharpie. He said 'This bullet has your name on it, this bullet has Stan's name on it... and this bullet has my name on it.'"... D.J. Munsey was allegedly shot and killed by Jones in early March inside The Windjammer. At Wednesday's hearing, an attorney for Jones asked the judge to reduce his bond from $500,000 to $100,000... In the end, the judge did not decide on bond...
[TN] Just-divorced Sgt Jones said he had "nothing left to lose" before shooting - THIS STORY IS NOT BEING HEADLINED AS A DIVORCE BACKLASH INCIDENT. IT IS A MURDER, DOUBLE-SHOOTING. BUT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT DOMESTICS, AND FROM MY PERSPECTIVE HE WAS DIVORCED TWO WEEKS AGO, SAID HE HAD NOTHING "LEFT" TO LOSE BEFORE THE SHOOTING, AND SEVERAL ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ONLINE ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT HE WILL KILL HIS WIFE. "DOMESTIC ISSUES" ARE MENTIONED, AND SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE JONES' OWN FAMILY MEMBER REFERS TO HIM AS A "TIME BOMB" - AS IF THE POTENTIAL HARM JONES CAN CAUSE MAY NOT BE OVER.
DEPUTY ACCUSED OF MURDER STAYS IN JAIL
Victim's Father Removed from Courtroom after Outburst
13 Aug 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn - The former Shelby County Sheriff's deputy accused of killing a DJ will remain in jail for now. The son of former Memphis City Councilman E.C. Jones was in court Wednesday for a bond hearing which turned emotional and tense, causing one family member to be kicked out of the courtroom.
TRANSCRIBED FROM VIDEO:
...The state also called Jones' ex-wife, Jamie Jones, to the stand. The two were married for 18 years and had finalized their divorce two weeks before the incident. She said one day Jones showed up at her house with bullets. "...on each bullet he had written a name with black Sharpie. He said 'This bullet has your name on it, this bullet has Stan's name on it, and this bullet has my name on it.'"... [Link]
OUTBURST DISRUPTS JONES BOND HEARING
Reported by Nick Kenney firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 13, 2008 02:06 PM
A courtroom uproar Wednesday morning involved a former Memphis City Council member, a former Shelby County sheriff's deputy, and murder charges. It all stemmed from a deadly shooting in March at the Windjammer Restaurant and Lounge in Memphis. Former deputy Chris Jones is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of restaurant employee D.J. Munsey. Wednesday, court got out of hand when Jones' father, former council member E.C. Jones was about to testify in court. "Is that E.C., or 'Sleazy?'" someone in the courtroom said, loud enough for everyone to hear... "I'm sorry," [Criminal Court Judge C. Anthony] Johnson said. "Who made that comment?"
"Stand up, sir. What's your name, sir?"
"You're excluded from my courtroom."
...D.J. Munsey was allegedly shot and killed by Jones in early March inside The Windjammer. At Wednesday's hearing, an attorney for Jones asked the judge to reduce his bond from $500,000 to $100,000. If he gets out, Jones would live with his father... But prosecutors argued Jones' release is a bad idea. Citing an argument from shortly before the shooting, Jones' ex-wife testified she'd fear for her safety if he got out. "He picked up one bullet at a time, and on each bullet he had written a name with black Sharpie," she said. "He said, 'This bullet's got your name on it. This bullet's got Stan's name on it.' Who is Stan? My boyfriend, and this bullet's got my name on it."... D.J. Munsey's widow pleaded her case one more time, too. "He's not crazy, he's just...He just has no soul," she said. In the end, the judge did not decide on bond. The hearing resumes on September third... "There is one man, Mr. Carson Munsey, that's not ever going to be allowed to step foot in my court again, and he's lucky he's not in jail," Johnson said. The judge delayed the bond ruling so he could hear more proof regarding Jones' current mental state. [Full article here]