Man killed stepmother to brag about the Dallas Cowboys win, police say

This undated photo shows Pontrey O’neal Jones is accused of the murder of his stepmother.

(Austin Police Department)

A 20-year-old Austin, Texas man fatally stabbed his stepmother in the weekend, because he thought she was “a lack of respect for his father and gloating” over a Dallas Cowboys victory, court documents revealed.

Pontrey O’neal Jones accused of murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond in the death of Magdalena Ruiz, who was killed after watching the Cowboys’ 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday night.

The police told Fox 7 Austin and the Jones was homeless, and lived with Ruiz and his father, Pontrey Simon, in the couple’s South Austin apartment. Simon told the station that Ruiz was bipolar, but has not taken medication in years.

According to keye-TV, which is reviewed by a police statement, Jones told officers he originally planned to kill his younger sister, but later it “developed a plan” against his stepmother. It was not immediately clear why Jones wanted to kill his sister.

Jones said that he returned to the apartment of a walk just as the game was ending and saw that Ruiz celebrating the Dallas win. That’s when Jones said he pulled out a knife he had hidden in the couch in the living room and attacked Ruiz from behind, stabbing her multiple times.

The woman’s husband stepped in to stop the attack and Jones had fled. The police later found him lying naked in the vicinity of the grass. Ruiz was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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