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September 21, 2018

Oswego County DA Seeks To Keep Killer In Prison


OSWEGO, NY – In 2009, Alan Jones was convicted of Depraved Indifference Murder after a jury trial for causing the death of Erin Maxwell on August 29, 2008.

Erin Maxwell.Erin Maxwell.

Jones’ murder conviction was subsequently reversed and reduced to Manslaughter 2nd by the appellate court and he was re-sentenced to a prison term of 5 to 15 years.

“Thankfully, the parole board has consistently denied his application for release and he remains in state prison,” Oswego County DA Greg Oakes said. ” However, he will be appearing before the parole board again in June.”

The DA wrote a letter arguing against his release and mailed to the parole board today (April 18). He also spoke to an official at DOCCS who said that members of the public may also send letters expressing their position, although any such letters should be received by June 13.

Read The DA’s Letter Here

Erin’s death deeply affected the community and Oakes asks that people are aware of the upcoming parole hearing so that they can express their views.

“I am strongly encouraging anyone who opposes Alan Jones’s release to let the parole board know,” he said. “Any letter should be sent to the same address on my letter and should also reference his prison ID number, DIN 09B3636.”

3 Responses “Oswego County DA Seeks To Keep Killer In Prison”

  1. R.VAN ALSTYNE
    April 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    ERIN NEVER GOT TRUE JUSTICE.
    HER FATHER & STEP-MOTHER KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, CHANCES ARE, TOOK PART!
    SHE WAS LET DOWN BY A WHILE HOST OF PEOPLE!
    THIS MAN SHOULD STAY IN PRISON, THE OTHER TWO SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN THERE WITH WITH HIM!C49W

  2. Diana Vickery
    April 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    No this child never got any justice at all. The foolish out put by the DSS staff and commissioner about how they were not trained to know what squalid conditions looked like or how to handle it or even report it to a higher authority ..because of a “confidential” policy cover shield excuse. Fact is if they had it very well I and others still say WOULD have this saved this child from sexual abuse and GOD knows what else going on in her life that others could see leading up to it all. This child’s death is a tragic story about ALL of us..and is still inexcusable. She young body had sexual abuse scaring at the time of her death and no one like her living conditions knows nothing.Then her tragic sudden very suspicious death..YES I believe JONES is to blame. BUT others share the blame that lead to it whether they like it or not..THIS CHILD NEVER GOT THE FULL JUSTICE SHE SO DESERVED.

  3. Sue Diesing
    April 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Well written by the Oswego County DA. Everyone should click on the link and read it, then respond in kind to the parole board. What was put in this letter refreshed my memory on what a living hell this young girl went through every day of her life! It brought tears to my eyes and a new found anger towards the thought of Alan Jones getting out of prison anytime soon. Please take a few minutes to compose your own letters and send them as soon as possible. One person can make a difference, but many people can sway a parole board!

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