Viscious motivations behind heinous crimes stem from a deep-rooted rearrangement of the mind, which includes acting out at the mercy of the limbic system before the pre-frontal cortex can make sense of the situation. Blind rage fuelled by motive overpowers and clouds the rational brain, and the act is committed.
People reported a vicious and ruthless murder of a Toledo woman committed by a 17-year-old Ohio teen. She took matters into her own hands after her 33-year-old boyfriend failed to follow her ultimatum to kill his mother within 5 hours. Thereafter, the authorities reported that the teen fled to Mexico with her boyfriend.
A ruling by a Judge on Friday said that Kaitlyn Coones, 17, of Canton, will be tried as an adult in the murder of Nicole Jones, 53. The charges levied against her include aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. On Friday, the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office told People that Coones was “bound over to the grand jury for further proceedings.”
According to extensive reports acquired by People, Coones went missing from her foster home on 11 April and was found moving in with Jonathan Jones, a man convicted in March because of his relationship with her since she was a minor of 15 years old, per ABC 13, News 19 and the Sentinel-Tribune.
Per News 19 reports acquired by People, Jones was being pressured to kill his own mother by Coones, who was of the opinion that she disapproved of their relationship and was causing active interference between them. Sylvania Township Police Department Detective Jake Albright said via News 19(obtained by People), “Kaitlyn had told Jonathan that they needed to do something about his mother because she was preventing them from being together and she gave him five hours to do something about her, and at one point in the interview, she even mentioned killing her.”
The act of murder, per People acquired via News 19, was committed when Jones failed to carry through the demanded murder, and Coones decided to take matters into her own hands. She “went outside and retrieved a rock,” per Lucas County Prosecutor Andy Lastra. Lastra continued, “When Nicole Jones was standing in front of the refrigerator in the kitchen, unaware of Kaitlyn’s presence, she bludgeoned Nicole Jones a number of times and strangled her.” During the act, Jones was reportedly sitting in the living room, per ABC 13 reports, and allegedly helped Coones dispose of his mother’s corpse into a dumpster in the apartment complex.
After that, according to the U.S. Marshall, the couple fled to Mexico. Patty Wardrop, an assistant prosecuting attorney on the case, told ABC 13 that en route to Mexico, Coones allegedly confessed to the killing. Wardrop reports, “While she’s on the road, she calls a case worker to inform that she has done something terrible.” When authorities arrived at Nicole’s, she continued, “What they find matches almost exactly what she has explained as the crime as it occurred.”
According to People’s reports, the U.S. Marshall Service Missing Child Unit arrested Jones in Mexico. This is because he had faltered at removing the GPS tracking device that was on him from his conviction back in March, according to News 19. Additionally, Coones was with him at the time of his capture. According to People, in March, Jones pleaded guilty to endangering children and attempting to commit pandering obscenity involving a minor. This was confirmed by Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Morgan Spitler when he claimed that ‘Jonathan had sex with Coones at a Super 8 motel when she was 15 or 16 and in the custody of child services and was accused of taking pictures of them having sex, which he planned to use.’In addition to these charges, Jonathan also faces charges relating to his mother’s death.