High court affirms Augusta murder conviction

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:02 AM
Last updated 1:02 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed today the murder conviction in the case of an Augusta man with a history of domestic violence who murdered his ex-girlfriend on April 14, 2007.

Jimmy Lee Jones was fairly tried and convicted in Richmond County Superior Court for the murder of 31-year-old Latoya Singleton, the state’s highest court found. Jones broke into Singleton’s home and shot her in the back of the head, leaving her 8-month-old daughter crying next to her body.

Jones, whose priors included an aggravated assault charge for shooting his common-law wife repeatedly in July 1996, was sentenced in June 2008 to life in prison plus 20 years for Singleton’s murder and related crimes.

Comments (10) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Jane18
12332
Points
Jane18 04/26/11 - 09:25 am
0
0
Premeditated murder, and he

Premeditated murder, and he gets life plus 20years----where's the justice? Ms. Singleton is dead, and her daughter is motherless. Our justice system is so stupid at times. This is not right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sometimes
0
Points
sometimes 04/26/11 - 10:41 am
0
0
He was sentenced to life in

He was sentenced to life in prison PLUS 20 years Jane18. He's not going to see the light of day thankfully. May Ms. Singleton rest in peace and her child find comfort in family.

BamaMan
2637
Points
BamaMan 04/26/11 - 11:15 am
0
0
It's times like this, that I

It's times like this, that I wish the Old Testament was still in effect, i.e. "eye for an eye"

MJDW
0
Points
MJDW 04/26/11 - 11:35 am
0
0
He will be walking the

He will be walking the streets in about 30 years, my Mother's murder is out on the streets now, be carefull !!!

Einstein
0
Points
Einstein 04/26/11 - 11:45 am
0
0
Botched job by the

Botched job by the prosecutor's office in this one.... HAS to be. The child was present when one of his crimes was committed? He should have still been in for the prior crimes, if you ask me!

butterflygina
159
Points
butterflygina 04/26/11 - 12:56 pm
0
0
These killers irk me, trying

These killers irk me, trying to get out of prison or get "off" after they've killed someone. You killed your child's mother. You deserved the electric chair but instead you get to continue to live. And have the nerve to request a new trial.

Cadence
219
Points
Cadence 04/26/11 - 01:36 pm
0
0
I don't understand about his

I don't understand about his priors. He shot a person repeatedly and he is not in prison?

Einstein
0
Points
Einstein 04/26/11 - 03:45 pm
0
0
Cadence, same observation I

Cadence, same observation I had, but phrased differently. Unbelievable, isn't it?! This guy should have never had a chance again, no matter how, "lost," and "confused," he was!

corgimom
36847
Points
corgimom 04/26/11 - 04:03 pm
0
0
If a person has a domestic

If a person has a domestic violence conviction, that is NOT a person that you want a relationship with.

When will people ever learn?

Einstein
0
Points
Einstein 04/26/11 - 04:44 pm
0
0
Corgi, maybe she didn't know,

Corgi, maybe she didn't know, but I find it hard to believe.

CABoatright
188
Points
CABoatright 04/27/11 - 06:02 am
0
0
So we'll be footing the bill
Unpublished

So we'll be footing the bill for the rest of his miserable life...exterminate immediately.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs