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Court Sentences Man To Death Who Murdered His Wife, Strangled 4 Kids To Death

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Court Sentences Man To Death Who Murdered His Wife, Strangled 4 Kids To Death

Court Sentences Man To Death Who Murdered His Wife, Strangled 4 Kids To Death

A Florida man who fatally beat his wife with a bat and later strangled their four kids was sentenced to death Friday.

At a brief hearing, Ocala County Judge Anthony Tatti formalized Michael Jones’ fate after a jury recommended the death penalty at a January sentencing trial.

A lawyer for the quintuple killer said he plans to appeal the sentence, according to the Ocala Star Banner.

The grisly July 2019 deaths were triggered after Jones’ wife, Casei Jones, accused him of cheating on her after she combed through his phone.

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Jones later told cops that his wife raised a bat during a vicious fight inside their Marion County home and that he bludgeoned her to death with the weapon in a blind fury.

The four young children — two of whom he shared with his spouse — were asleep during the beating and did not wake up.

Jones told investigators he wrapped his wife’s corpse in blankets, stuffed it in a tote bag, and placed it in a closet in their home.

The panicked killer then used her cellphone to post items on her social media accounts to conceal her death, the Ocala Star Banner reported.

Jones took his two stepchildren, Preston Bowers, 4, and Cameron Bowers, 8, to stay with their dad and dropped off his own children, Mercalli Jones, 2, and Alyana Jones, 11 months, at their grandmother’s home.

With summer break nearing at the time, Jones worried the kids’ absence from school would raise suspicions.

A week before Cameron was slated to resume school, Jones pulled him out of bed as he slept and strangled him on a bedroom floor before putting his body in a suitcase.

Casei Jones was beaten to death with a baseball bat by Michael Jones, police said.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones told police he choked Preston with a zip tie the next day before drowning him in a bathtub.

He also placed his body in a suitcase.

Several days later, Jones said, he pulled up to a local police precinct with his two daughters and considered turning himself in for the three murders.

The grisly crime that left the four kids dead happened in July 2019.
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But he backed out of that plan, opting instead to drown the toddlers in a bathtub.

“I don’t know, just everything mounted up and it seemed like the way out,” Jones told police after his arrest, according to police documents.

He was ultimately placed into custody in September 2019 after crashing his car in a minor accident.

A responding officer was soon overwhelmed with a strong smell from Jones’ car and found Casei Jones’ body in the rear of his minivan.

A jury sentenced Jones to death in January.

He later led cops to the bodies of the four children in a nearby wooded area.

Jones pleaded guilty last November, but his lawyers highlighted his dysfunctional childhood in pushing for a life term rather than the death sentence.

They told jurors Jones was molested by his father and beaten by his stepfather and that he would hear voices that commanded him to commit criminal acts.

A jury rejected the arguments and recommended his execution.

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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