Suspect in Fatal Shooting Outside Sherlock's Confesses, Apologizes

Man charged in slaying says he plans to plead guilty to capital murder

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    In a jailhouse interview, Justin Jones, the man accused of fatally shooting Don Morrow outside Sherlock's Pub and Grill in Dallas, says he "pulled the trigger" and apologizes to his mother and Morrow's family. (Published Thursday, Oct 25, 2012)

    One of the two people arrested in the shooting death of a Good Samaritan outside a Dallas bar publicly confessed and apologized for his role in the slaying during a jailhouse interview.

    Donald Morrow, 36, was fatally shot when he attempted to stop a robbery outside Sherlock's Pub & Grill on Oct. 18.

    Justin Jones, 19, and Tierra Winters, 17, have been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting.

    In the jailhouse interview, Jones admitted to everything.

    "I feel like, I took that man's life; my life deserves to be tooken," he said.

    He offered an apology to Morrow's family and said he plans to plead guilty to capital murder.

    "I'm sorry for what I did," he said. "I can't take it back. And if I could take y'all son's place, I would, but I can't. I'm in here, and I got to face the consequences, and I got to deal with this for the rest of my life."

    Jones told NBC 5 that he was so high the night he shot Morrow that he barely remembers details about what happened.

    "I don't even remember running up to them, waving a gun," he said. "All I remember is, like, I was dreaming, and the man is like somebody swung on me, and the gun went off."

    He said he took Xanax, drank alcohol and smoked what he thought was marijuana. The marijuana was laced with PCP, he said.

    Jones said he hopes others can learn from him.

    "Y'all see the life I chose, and y'all see where that life go me. Y'all see the results I got right, so y'all use me for an example, homie, and go the other way," he said.

    Dallas police said Jones and Winters had been on a robbery spree. Jones was the gunman and Winters was the getaway driver, police said.

    Jones said Winters should not face capital murder charges because he is the one responsible for Morrow's death.