2 life sentences for murder in the federal prison hospital

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man who already life in prison was sentenced to two more life terms for the killing of another prisoner in the federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Sixty-one-year-old Ulysses Jones, Jr. was convicted Tuesday in the 2006 stabbing death of 38-year-old Timothy Baker.

Jones was convicted of murder in October for stabbing Baker with a homemade knife at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners.

The Springfield News-Leader reports it was Jones’ fourth murder conviction.

Federal prosecutors tried last year, Jones was sentenced to death for the Baker’s murder, but a jury divided on the sentence, as Jones is dying of kidney problems.

Prosecutors say Baker was one of several prisoners who had asked jail officials to investigate Jones for stealing from them during the meal breaks.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader,

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