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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...

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[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
myfoxmemphis.com
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]
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OUTBURST DISRUPTS JONES BOND HEARING

WMCTV.COM
Reported by Nick Kenney nkenney@wmctv.com
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?"
"I did."
"Stand up, sir. What's your name, sir?"
"Carson Munsey."
"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]

3 comments:

  1. Eddie BatesAugust 14, 2008

    My name is Eddie Bates. I am the Godfather, best friend, co-worker and ex-roommate of Donald Munsey. D.J. was shot like a dog but he died as he lived; like a hero. Memphis is a corrupt city and Chris Jones has let a sheltered life always protected by his badge or his Daddy. His Daddy is as crooked as they come and to top it off his attorney is the lawyer that here in Memphis if you are guilty he's the one to call. I was in court Wed. for the Bond hearing and found out later that the judge and Leslie Ballin are buddies.
    Chris Jones you are a waste of good air. I hope that someone in jail treats you like I've heard you treated your children. It is obvious that you bully people. I wish I could get my hands on you badge or no badge. Unlike you, Donald Munsey loved his kids and took a pay cut so he could spend more time with them. They were his world. You are very lucky to have had that gun when DJ grabbed you. You Punk. I am so sorry for your depression that you've brought upon yourself. I have a cure by they way. Wish I could give it to you personally.

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  2. Former deputy accused of murder appears in court
    wmctv
    Reported by Nick Kenney
    Updated: Sep 9, 2008 03:01 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Emotions ran high in court Tuesday as a former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy accused of murder appeared in court.

    Chris Jones, in jail on $500,000 bond for the murder of Windjammer restaurant employee D.J Munsey, recently saw charges against him raised from second degree murder to first degree murder.

    Sitting quietly in the back of the courtroom Tuesday, Munsey's girlfriend, Stacie Harris, watched the former deputy walk into court.

    "Makes me want to puke to be honest with you," she said. "It disgusts me."

    Harris was pleased that charges against Jones were raised as she described his words on the night of the murder.

    "He went outside, came back in, and was already talking about killing somebody," she said. "To me, that's pre-meditated. So maybe justice is getting done."

    Jones' attorney, Leslie Ballin, quickly came to his client's defense.

    "If there's a side of the story consistent with his guilt, let me emphasize that there is a side of the story consistent with his innocence," Ballin said.

    Originally, Jones pleaded not guilty, and while the charges changed, Jones' plea has not.

    Ballin asked family members for patience.

    "They are entitled to their emotions, and I understand it, but the court system needs to take care of this case," he said.

    Jones is scheduled to appear in court again next Wednesday. Ballin said he would argue that, because Jones does not face the death penalty, he should get an affordable bond while he waits for trial.

    http://www.wmctv.com/global/story.asp?s=8980249



    Windjammer Shooting Case Delayed
    Former Sheriff's Deputy Charged in Shooting
    Last Edited: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2008, 5:42 PM CDT
    Created: Tuesday, 09 Sep 2008, 5:42 PM CDT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHBQ FOX13 myfoxmemphis.com) -- There are more delays in the case of a former Shelby County Sheriff's Department sergeant charged with murder after a March shooting at the Windjammer. Chris Jones, son of former Memphis City Councilman E.C Jones, was back in court Tuesday morning. He was supposed to find out if his half million dollar bond would be lowered, but the case hit a snag.

    http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7394100&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

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  3. Former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Gets 23 Years

    WREG
    Danya Bacchus

    FAST FACTS:

    * Chris Jones Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison
    * Former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Convicted of Killing Donald Munsey
    * Attorney Worried About His Mental State

    danya.bacchus@wreg.com

    ( Memphis 08/14/2009) Chris Jones showed no emotion after learning he would spend the next 23 years in prison. The former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy was convicted of killing Donald Munsey following a fight in the Windjammer nightclub in East Memphis, last year. Munsey was a "dj" at the club. Two others were also injured inside the club. Judge John Fowlkes said he thought long and hard before issuing his sentence.

    "When I review the entire circumstance to see if there is any remorse on the part of the defendant, I can't find any," said Judge Fowlkes.

    During his trial, Jones said the shooting was in self defense. Prosecutors painted him as an angry man looking to pick a fight. Jones could have faced over 40 years in prison. Munsey's girlfriend says today's sentencing was just a slap on the wrist.

    "He's done so much stuff in the last 20 years and it finally caught up to him and what's he going to do 20 something years but you know "dj" is not here. He left behind 3 beautiful kids," said Munsey's girlfriend Stacie Harris.

    "We wish it would have been the other way where he would have been behind bars much, much, longer. Chris Jones should have gotten life," said Munsey's friend Marsha Woods.

    Jones' attorney, Leslie Ballin, says he is worried about his client's safety and mental state, "I'm concerned that he would harm himself and that's part of the record in this case. There were references to suicidal ideations."

    Ballin says they are now working on the appeal.

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