Williams F. Jones, 78; of Oswego died Monday, November 1st at Blossom View Nursing Home, Sodus, NY.
BREAKING NEWS: Alan Jones will hear his fate another day. Judge Walter Hafner this morning agreed to adjourn Jones’ sentencing until later this month.
It’s sad because one person is dead and another person’s going to spend the vast majority of their life in prison, a member of Justice for Erin pointed out.
BREAKING NEWS: Not long after sending a note to Judge Walter Hafner saying they were deadlocked, the jury in the Alan Jones murder trial sent a second note to the judge.
The jury in the Alan Jones murder case deliberated for four hours Wednesday afternoon without reaching a verdict. They will resume deliberations Thursday morning reviewing evidence and several testimonies as well.
UPDATE: Jury deliberations are under way. A forensic pathologist from New Jersey debunked the former Onondaga County medical examiner’s testimony that Erin Maxwell was strangled. This is a hanging, he said. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday.
An engineering professor said today (Sept. 21) Erin Maxwell could have hanged herself from the screw in her bedroom window frame.
Dr. Mary Jumbelic, the ME who performed the autopsy on Erin in August 2008, testified in court today that the cause of death was strangulation, not accidental hanging as Erin’s stepbrother claims.
Two experts from the New York State Police forensics center in Albany testified today (Sept. 16) about the green rope in the Alan Jones murder case. State police forensic expert Stacy Rack testified that she discovered “three small, reddish brown spots” on the rope that killed Erin Maxwell. No DNA from Jones was found, however.
Out of the presence of the jury, Judge Walter Hafner and DA Donald Dodd debate legal issues relating to Alan Jones’ murder charge. Jones is accused of killing his 11-year-old stepsister last summer.