‘Michael Jones and Heather jones deserve life without parole for the hell they put Adrian through before desecrating his memory.
His birth mother Dianna Pearce, comes in for a fair share of the blame, abandoning her 4 vulnerable children to a sociopath and going off to chase her own demons’
46-year-old Michael A. Jones and his wife Heather, brutalized little Adrian ‘AJ’ – they starved him, bound him to cutting boards till he died in 2015
Bail bondsman, Micheal went out and bought 6 pigs then fed AJ’s dead body to the swine at their home in Kansas City, Ks
He was sent to jail for life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to the abominable torture and death of his son, before disposing of the body in a decidedly inhumane manner
Heather Jones, 31, was earlier jailed for life in relation to the same crime. Both will serve a minimum of 25 years
AJ was severely malnourished when he died, his last months of his life reportedly,was a living hell spent shackled, bound, starved and beaten
Heather Jones documented the ‘concentration camp style’ abuse of her stepson, on video cameras and in photographs as if she was proud of it
After Michael Jones copped to the death in a Kansas City courtroom Adrian’s mother upbraided him publicly in court “You killed him[our son] in the most gruesome, hideous, manner’ while he avoided looking at her
When little Adrian died, his father went out and bought six feeder pigs then tossed the body in their pen trying to erase all evidence of how they had tortured the boy to death
Evil personified: Michael Jones killed his seven-year-old boy and fed the remains to his pigs. He has been jailed for life
Dressed in a navy blue and white striped prison jumpsuit and orange Crocs, Michael Jones, a 46-year-old former bail bondsman, refused to look around as Adrian’s grandmother, Judy Conway, daughter eldest Kiki or Adrain’s mother – his ex, Dianna pearce, as they addressed the court.
He pled guilty in March to first-degree murder in the 2015 death of his son. His wife Heather, 31, was convicted in Adrian’s death last november. She is a already serving a life sentence in Topeka, Kansas.
Sheer hell reminiscent of a prisoner-or-war camp: Little Adrian is made to stand in dirty pool water for hours – all recorded gleefully by his evil step-mom Heather
Witnesses say young Adrian was a tiny bag of bones by the time he died. His last months literally ‘a living hell’.
The only male child among the seven children in the household was singled out for a horrendous torrent of abuse and torture, too horrible to contemplate. He was locked behind a plywood door in a shower, ‘made to stand for hours in stagnant water up to his neck, shackled, bound, starved and beaten.’
His stepmother called him ‘the boy,’ rather than use his given name. When he eventually expired from the suffering they disposed of his body in a mean depraved manner instead of giving him a proper burial.
Michael Jones went out and bought six pigs then he and Heather cut up little Adrian and fed him to the swine. The most nauseating twist in this saga was that Adrian’s father had bought specifically bought the pigs for the purpose of getting rid of his emaciated body.
Michael Jones and his wife found guilty in the depraved death of their son in Kansas City
The charming smile of an innocent life cut short by the incredible cruelty of adult relatives and a system that still refuses to acknowledge that it failed him
Addressing the court, Judy Conway described her grandson Adrian Jas having ‘a smile that would light up a room’, but this gift was snuffed out at the hands of his father Michael and stepmother.
Her 7-year-old grandchild was tortured to death, with images of his horror gleefully captured on the couple’s surveillance equipment and stored heather’s computer.
Heartless stepmom, Heather Jones, sentenced to life after pleading guilty to killing her 7-year-old stepson and feeding his remains to pigs
A tale Adrian’s torture: A broken head. This particular injury came after they jabbed him with a broomstick
A tale Adrian’s torture: The little boy developed swollen ankles after he was strapped on to an inversion table by Heather JonesHeather Jones [photo] is serving a life sentence for the horrors she perpetrated on her stepson
father and step-mom entered guilty pleas to avoid longer sentences.
But as Jones starts his life term the questions of how the system could have failed seven-year-old Adrian remains unanswered.
For some perverse reason Michael and Heather Jones documented their abuse of Adrian in dozens of pictures. As the excruciating tale of pain and horror unfolded, Judy Conway has demanded a public inquiry to establish how and why ‘no-one helped’ her football-loving grandson as he went through almost a year of unimaginable agony before he finally succumbed to his ordeal.
A tale Adrian’s torture: He was blindfolded and strapped on to an inversion table. The journey of torture was documented in dozens of photos found on Heather Jones’s computer
She even wrote to Gov. Sam Brownback , Conway said, to express her dismay. ‘I never heard back,’ she added shaking her head.
The tale of Adrian Jones has shocked Kansas and surrounding states ever since Heather Jones gave her landlady passwords for her computer because she wanted her to send pictures of her children while she awaited trial in custody.
The Joneses landlady Jennifer Hoevers was revolted by what she saw on Heather’s computer
The landlady, Jennifer Hoevers, was shocked beyond belief by the image after image of the cruelty that was heaped on the little boy.
There was video of him shivering as he stood outside, shackled hand and foot wearing just a T-shirt and pajama pants shortly before 6 on a cold winter evening.
In the distressing video, Adrian desperately tries to drink from a cup he can’t pick up because his wrists are handcuffed behind his back.
There were pictures of Adrian bound tightly with rigid kitchen cutting boards beneath the bandages so he could not bend over.
There was a close-up of his lips, covered with angry sores, caused, investigators believe, because he had tried to chew away at his plywood prison.
There were pictures of him blindfolded and strapped to an inversion table — and others of the injuries that caused his legs.
Torture created by a sick mind: Heather Jones stored these back and front views of AJ forced to stand straight by bandaging kitchen cutting boards to his front and back on her computer
Adrian’s grandmother Judy Conway last saw him three years prior, at Christmas 2012 when Michael Jones invited her to visit. She said AJ appeared healthy and happy at the time
Adrian [center] with his big sister Kiki Doctor
‘You were worth more than that dark basement and those cruel words. You were worth more than those bruises and hateful eyes. You were worth more,’ Adrian’s oldest sister Kiki Doctor wrote in an online letter after his murder.
Adrian’s family – grandmother Judy Conway, sister Kiki Doctor and mother Dianna Pearce were all in Courtroom 16 at the Wyandotte County District Court on Monday after noon for the sentencing. Landlady, Jennifer Hoevers was also present.
Adrian [center] with his three sisters, Kiki, Tiesa, and Maddie
Delivering her victim’s impact statement, Adrian’s sister Kiki Doctor, speaking directly to Jones, told him how he used to terrify her when she lived with him for four years as a child.
‘You were my father-figure,’ she said. ‘I remember being terrified of you because of the way you treated my mom.
‘My mother was scared of you, she was depressed and you were abusive. I remember how she locked herself in the bathroom saying she would kill herself because you had destroyed her self-esteem.
‘I thank God every day that she was not hurt,’ added Kiki. She also recalled Christmas Eve 2012 when he had hugged her and given her $100 and thanked her for looking after his children. ‘I wanted so badly to believe my siblings would be safe with you,’ she said.
‘You are deserving of eternity in prison with no chance of parole. You took an innocent life and my family’s emotional health as well.’
Jones’s ex-lover, Adrian’s mother Dianna Pearce added: ‘Adrian was in your care and you took his life from him and tormented him with cruelty. You killed him in the most gruesome, hideous manner.
‘You failed as a father,’ Pearce added. ‘You were supposed to protect him, love him, kiss away his hurts and show him how to be a great man. But you chose to murder your own flesh and blood.’
Michael Jones bought these pigs and fed them Adrian’s remains
Detective Stuart Littlefield also spoke of the emotional effect the case had on all the cops who had been involved. ‘There is nothing that could have prepared us for this,’ he said. ‘The abuse and torture was only compounded by the fact that Mike and Heather had systematically documented it.’
‘Nothing affected me more than when Mike told me that Heather would Taser Adrian for 15-20 seconds at a time,’ added Littlefield, who then stayed quiet for 20 seconds to let the court realize how long that time was.
‘Imagine the screams of that little boy,’ the detective told the court. He then said he asked some colleagues if they knew the names Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer.
‘Of course all of them did. But then I asked if they remembered the names of an of their victims and they all said no. We remember the criminals but not the victims.
‘I hope that in 25 years when Michael Jones is eligible for parole, people remember Adrian Jones. He was 7 years-old, he was tortured, shackled and beaten to death.
‘And when his killers could no longer stand the stench of his body he was fed to pigs.’
And there was more — much more. Heather had even saved online ads for straitjackets and blanket wraps for transporting human bodies.
‘She never told me that I would find pictures of Adrian — I was just shocked beyond belief at what I saw,’ Hoevers said.
‘I just closed the computer down and spent a good day getting my thoughts together, trying to decide what I should do.’
Graphic pictures of Adrian standing naked in the shower showed him getting thinner and thinner until his tiny frame was skeletal. ‘He looked like the pictures you see of concentration camp survivors,’ said Hoevers.
She took the images to the police shortly after Heather Jones had been sentenced. The horrific evidence of exactly what went on in Jennifer Hoevers’ house was discovered too late to be used in her case — but not too late for Michael’s.
She made contact with Judy Conway and gave her a DVD with everything she found on the computer, warning her of how graphic it was. The first time Conway viewed it she threw up.
‘The first picture I saw, Heather was posing him for pictures front and back. He looked like the most malnourished kid from a third-world country,’ Conway said.
Adrian Jones was the fifth of six children born to Judy Conway’s daughter Dianna Pearce. The youngest three, Madison, Adrian and Tiesa were fathered by Michael Jones.
By all accounts she was a terrible mother. Her own daughter Keiona, Kiki — wrote an on-line letter to her brother after his murder. ‘Mom liked to go out a lot; she didn’t necessarily know how to be a mom, but you did not understand at the time because you were so young,’ Kiki wrote.
The Jones’s landlady Jennifer Hoevers was the first to discover the horrific abuse that Adrian had been subjected to when Heather Jones gave her access to her computer
This photo of his left arm shows Adrian lower arm inflamed so severely it is twice the size of his bicep
Jennifer Hoevers rented this house to Michael and Heather Jones for $1,850 a month in June 2014. ‘They seemed normal tenants,’ Hoevers said of the first time she met them.
Hoevers visited the home just once during the Jones’ time as tenants. Everything seemed fine although she noticed the number of surveillance cameras in the house. She figured that being a bail bondsman could be dangerous so didn’t think too much about it. Little diid Hoevers know the swimming pool was used as a torture device by the sick couple.
The single-story, four-bedroom home is set on 15 acres of land on North 99th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. It is so isolated no-one would ever hear Adrian scream.
Adrian’s stepmother Heather Jones documented her abuse of Adrain in photographs and in videos. She is seen in mugshots from the Topeka Correctional Center where she is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years
Kiki, now 20 and a junior at Emporia State University in Kansas where she stars on the track and field team and studies child psychology and development, even apologized to Adrian for sometimes wishing he and his sisters had never been born.
‘I would get so angry because my friends would get to hang out and be teenagers and I was always stuck at home watching you and your sisters,’ she wrote.
Pearce did not respond to messages from DailyMail.com, but in a Facebook message found on Heather Jones’s computer, she defended herself. ‘Just know my children are my heart,’ she wrote.
‘They were raised by me, healthy, loved, fed, clothed, and in school, those three years with him and her changed them dramatically and put them thru hurt and pain and stress, they have been through hell and back.’
Madison, 12, and Tiesa, 7, are now in foster care, undergoing intense therapy, Conway said.
Kansas’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) investigated reports that Pearce had taken drugs while pregnant but she tested negative. They probed claims of neglect that were unsubstantiated. But in 2011 they did find a lack of supervision and of allowing her kids to skip school.
So when Michael and Dianne split after he started an affair with Heather, it was Michael who got custody of his three children.
‘I wasn’t happy at all,’ said Conway. ‘I wondered at the time if they had done a background check into Heather. As far as I know they never did. ‘Kiki and I fought really hard to get access to the children.’
Dianna Pearce failed her son in every way
But for a while all seemed well. Conway and Kiki visited the family at Christmas 2012 and found Adrian healthy and happy. Michael Jones even gave Kiki $100 as a present and thanked her for looking after his children for so long.
That was the last time they would see Adrian.
In 2014 Michael Jones suddenly called Conway to tell her the little boy was in a psychiatric hospital because he had turned into a pedophile and had sexual predator tendencies.
Adrian was 6 at the time.J
Kansas caseworkers failed to visit Adrian Jones for three and a half years before his death, the head of the state’s Department for Children and Families has admitted.
DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said he had not been seen since February 2012 as she made her first public comment on the case.
No-one from the department visited the house of horrors while Adrian was kept a prisoner there.
The former landlady Jennifer Hoevers has since discovered the couple had planned to skip out on their rental home and move to Utah where they could have started a new life where no-one would know that Adrian had ever existed.
But on Thanksgiving, some two months after Adrian died, Heather Jones called cops to the Kansas City home. Michael, she said, had shot at her while she was holding her youngest daughter.
When police arrived Heather broke down and told them to look for bones in the pig pen. They found human remains that matched Adrian’s DNA.
Michael and Heather Jones were arrested and ever since Heather has tried to pin all the blame on her husband.
Although she’s serving a life sentence for the death of her stepson, Heather Jones wants the public to believe that she was very much a victim as well
On a Facebook message sent while awaiting trial, she wrote: ‘I took responsibility for the children yes I loved them and cared for them but I am only 1 person and there was no controlling or getting away from that man when he was cycling!! He had cameras everywhere in my home all rooms and even outside.’
Then she talks about a time when he was stopped by police. ‘When he was pulled over with the 6 girls he had only loaded assault (sic) rifles, loaded handguns, his drugs, promised me he was going to kill everyone that day and end it all.
‘I am beyond broken for Adrian and my girls,’ she added.