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Demetrious Jones sentenced to 89 years for murder


A man whose murder trial was one of the first in Illinois to allow cameras in the courtroom is back in court Tuesday.

A jury found Demetrious Jones guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Marcus Sanders.

In Kankakee County Circuit Court Tuesday Judge Clark Erickson sentenced the 21-year-old to nearly 89 years in prison.  He will not be eligible for release until he is 107 years old.

Jones did not speak at his sentencing and remained emotionless throughout the hearing.

Jones has struggled with drugs and alcohol and has been in and out of the justice system since he was 15-years-old.


8 Comments to “Demetrious Jones sentenced to 89 years for murder”

    kirby1414 said:
    May 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    PERFECT post!!!

    Justice said:
    May 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    The world just became a little bit better with this misfit safely tucked away.

      Anthony virgil Smith said:
      August 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      There is no way we as community can allow, this type of behavior to continent.

    Alan said:
    August 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    He should have gotten the death penalty and put to death that same day….

    Anthony Virgil Smith said:
    August 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    If there is to be any sort of closer, I pray that family of Mr. Jones, will pay closer attention to Mr. Jones children, to help them grow up a lot wiser.

    calvin said:
    August 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    bring back the death penalty

    bobhamiltonchicago said:
    November 22, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Good job momma and baby daddy. Don't worry Demetrious, those 89 years will only seem like 85. Locked up with a bunch of dummies for the rest of your days.

    Baabaaa said:
    December 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    He looks like he could care less.

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