Heather Jones killed her 7-year-old stepson and fed his remains to pigs. She received a life sentence, Monday
A Kansas woman who will serve at least 25 years in prison for the gruesome death of her 7-year-old stepson says she is sorry for not protecting the boy from his father, whom she blamed for the child’s death.
Heather Jones was given a ‘Hard 25’ sentence meaning she must serve at least 25 years in prison for killing the 7-year-old, back in November 2015. She was sentenced to life in prison Monday morning in Wyandotte County for her role in the death of the boy known in court documents as A.J.
Jones originally pleaded guiltily to murder and two counts of child abuse back in October.
Police were originally called to a Kansas City, Kansas home back in November 2015 to investigate a domestic disturbance. While they were there, investigators learned a 7-year-old boy may have been missing for several months.
Human remains belonging to a juvenile were found in a barn on the same property the next day.
Michael A. Jones, Heather’s husband and A.J.’s father, was originally arrested in connection with the case, following heather’s allegation that he was responzible for his son’s disappearance.
Adrian ‘AJ’ Jones was abused and killed by those he trusted the most
Michael A. Jones was charged with child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm. Six girls from age 10 to less than 2 were taken from the home and placed in state custody.
However, A.J.’s remains were found at a barn on the property when police went there later to investigate a domestic disturbance. Heather Jones was later arrested and charged with premeditated first-degree murder as well as child abuse.
In a statement Jones told the court: “truly, from the bottom of my heart,” claiming she had no one to turn to save her and Adrian from abuse by her husband, Michael Jones.
Heather Jones was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the death of Adrian, whose remains were found in November in the family’s pigsty in Kansas City, Kansas. She will be eligible for parole after 25 years.