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A Texas jury took three minutes on Wednesday to convict an Austin man fatally stabbing his step-mother, after she allegedly offended him by breaking out into a celebratory dance following the Dallas Cowboys ‘ victory.
The Austin-American Statesman reported that the evidence against the Pontrey Jones was so impressive, his defense team declined to offer reasons why the jury should vote to acquit at the conclusion of the argument. They are, instead, focused on his psychological problems, in the hope of being granted leniency.
Jones, reportedly, well-known stitches, Maggie Ruiz, and in December of 2016, saying, ” he was convinced that she was a demon, and that her dancing had offended him.
Prosecutors said Jones and Ruiz were home to watch the Cowboys play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 18, 2016, when they jumped, and danced, following her home team a 26-20 win.
Pontrey Jones, 23, was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his step-mother, after she gloated about it in a Dallas Cowboys victory.
(Austin Police Department)
An angry Jones, 23, reached behind the sofa for a knife he hid there in the morning, and put Ruiz on several occasions, prosecutors said. His father, Pontrey Simon, who was sleeping on a couch, and was woken up by the attack.
Simon has taken part on the attack and Jones had fled. He was arrested a few minutes later, after he was found lying naked in a grassy area, KYEY-TV reported.
Jones told the police that he saw the Property, it was “a lack of respect for his father, and brag about how They won the game.” He showed no remorse during an interview with detectives.
“I was hoping to like this,” he said, when at the height of Pablo’s death. He’s going to have to live with the couple a week ago, after being homeless and living under a bridge.
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Police said Jones told investigators he initially planned to break into his little sister’s neck, but changed my mind and decided to go after the Property.
He was at first rejected in order to go to a psychologist, who delayed proceedings for over a year. He was considered competent, after a stay in a mental hospital.
The psychologist Dr. Marisa Mauro testified, Jones is likely to suffer from schizophrenia and other mental disorders. He faces up to 99 years in prison.