Suspected Arizona serial killer posted disturbing videos
Researchers believe Dwight Lamon Jones was behind the murders of six people; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.
The ex-wife of an Arizona man is suspected of killing six people said that he was her “own personal terrorist.”
Connie, the ex-wife of Dwight Lamon Jones, 56, told the “Timeline” in an interview in the building to the air on Friday that her ex-husband threatened to come after her after their bitter divorce, the Daily Mail reported.
She said that she lived in fear and took drastic measures to protect themselves. The police said Jones targeted and killed people who are connected to the fracture.
“[Jones] told me that he would wait until my defenses were down and he would be me,” Connie told the newsmagazine. “I had my own terrorist, my own personal terrorist.”
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Jones was linked to the death of six people in the Phoenix area, including prominent forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Pitt, who had evaluated Jones and testified against him in 2010. Pitt was also credited with the advise of the authorities and prosecutors in the JonBenet Ramsey murder and Columbine school shooting.
Paralegals, Veleria Sharp and Laura Anderson, Marshall Levin, a hypnotherapist and coach, and a pair of Mary Simmons and Bryon Thomas were all alleged victims of Jones. The police said Simmons and Thomas and, occasionally, a meeting with Jones to play tennis at local parks.
Connie told “Dateline” she hired Rick Anglin, a retired Phoenix Police detective, to help protect her and her son from her ex-husband. Anglin taught Connie how to use a gun in case she was involved in a dangerous situation with the alleged serial killer.
Dwight Lamon Jones was linked to the death of six people in the Phoenix area.
(Scottsdale Police Department )
“I prepared her for the spiritually, physically, and emotionally. They are trained for,” said anglin. “Dateline.” Anglin and Connie are now married.
Anglin he said in the service of a team to look out for Connie and her son. He said that his wife and her son rented cars and off where they shopped.
“I had people full-time in the school where the son goes. As Connie went to the supermarket, if she had a public event, when she went to work, there was someone with her,” he said.
Anglin explained how it was difficult for Her to go somewhere without inspection of the first area.
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“You don’t get to just say: ‘Let’s go to the movies.’ You have to scan the parking lot. You have to be aware of all the social media that is posted,” he said.
Connie Jones called her ex-husband her “own personal terrorist.”
Anglin tipped police of Jones’ connection with the victims. He said that he recognized the offices of those who were killed, including two employees who worked for the same company as Connie’s divorce attorney and a forensic psychiatrist who testified in the divorce proceedings, and alerted the police.
Connie and Jones were married for more than 20 years. The two met while he was in the Army but she said: “he had trouble keeping a job over the years. Connie said that her ex-husband was nice in the beginning, but his behavior became more and more ragged and his appearance in the war. She said: he used the court to further torture her after she filed for divorce in 2009 and his arrest on a domestic violence charge on their home in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Authorities said Jones remained bitter about his divorce years after they separated and began confronting people who are connected to the break-up, and shoot them. The shooting deaths happened more than four days. YouTube videos posted about a week before the deadly shootings appeared to show Jones in which he his belief that his ex-wife had him on in order for her to gain their divorce case. He believed that they convinced psychiatrists, lawyers and judges to side with her and obtain custody of their son.
Jones took his own life as police closed him on a Scottsdale extended-stay hotel, where he lived for several years.
Connie Jones said she got the call about his death, while she and the Anglin on vacation, first time on a cruise and then at their cabin in northern Arizona. She said a feeling of relief swept over her.
“For me, it would be the last time that I would have to go with him,” she said.
Fox News’ Katherine Lamb, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.