TN Criminal Court of Appeals: Five counts of conviction dismissed, prison sentence reduced in Greeneville man’s 2014 murder case of infant daughters
The Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals has reversed five counts of conviction against a Greeneville man found guilty of killing his two infant daughters in 2014.
The court ruled insufficient evidence was provided to support five of eight counts of conviction against Erick Eugene Jones Jr. that included three counts of facilitation of felony murder in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated assault, and aggravated child neglect. The court however upheld the other three counts, including facilitation of felony murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, facilitation of aggravated assault, aggravated child neglect.
The court ruled against two of Jones appeals including one claim the trial court erred by allowing autopsy photographs of victims into evidence, and the other appeal that the trial court erred in imposing Jones serve his prison terms consecutively.
Jones was originally sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2018 for killing his one year old and two month old daughters, however Jones’s sentenced has been reduced to 25 years.
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