Melbourne, FL — Curtis Fairchild Jones went to prison sixteen years ago as 12-year old boy, but has now been released as a 29-year old man. Back in 1999, Jones and his sister reportedly killed their father’s girlfriend with their father’s gun, reportedly hitting her four times out of nine bullets fired.
The case made headlines in 1999 because the kids were the youngest ever charged as adults with first-degree murder. There was no trial or testimony, and probably worst of all, there was no opportunity to present evidence showing that welfare investigators found multiple signs of possible abuse going on.
In the end, Jones and his sister plead guilty to second-degree murder and were sentenced to 18 years in prison with probation for life.
Ironically, the male relative they said was abusing them had already been convicted of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter in 1993.
Now a free man and also an ordained minister, Jones still holds a record for being a convicted murderer. Upon released, he refused all media interview requests and his attorney said there will be no statement made to the media.
His sister, Catherin Jones, who was just 13-years old at the time, is also scheduled to be released from prison this week. She is now 30 years old.