McKinney Man Sentenced to Life in Prison After ‘vicious, Cruel and Brutal Act' of Murdering Wife

MCKINNEY -- A McKinney man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 3 minutes and 59 seconds it took him to stab his wife to death nearly two years ago. James Otis Jones, 46, pleaded guilty last week to murder and left his sentence in the hands of District Judge Benjamin Smith. After a daylong hearing Tuesday, Smith handed Jones the maximum punishment allowed by law: life in prison and a $10,000 fine. "This was a particularly vicious, cruel and brutal act," the judge said. Surveillance video at a Dollar General store on McDonald Street captured the beginning and the end of the murder on the morning of April 28, 2015. Mishell Jones, 49, came out of the store with a loaf of bread and climbed into the driver's seat of her Pontiac sedan parked near the front door. Nearly four minutes later James Otis Jones, his hands covered in blood, climbed out of the car's passenger side. He went inside the store and told the clerk to call police because he'd just killed his wife.   Continue reading...

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