OAN’s Taylor Tinsley
1:30 PM – Tuesday, November 21, 2023
An Ohio teenager has been charged with murder after she allegedly gave her boyfriend an ultimatum to kill his own mother before taking matters into her own hands.
17-year-old Kaitlyn Coones is being tried as an adult over the murder of 53-year-old Nicole Jones.
Police say that the teen killed Jones back in April, days after she fled her foster home to live with her 33-year-old boyfriend, Jonathan Jones.
“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,” said Detective Jake Albright of the Sylvania Township Police Department.
Once Jones’ five hours were up, Coones took matters into her own hands.
“She went outside, retrieved a rock and when Nicole Jones was standing in front of the refrigerator in the kitchen, unaware of Kaitlyn’s presence, bludgeoned Nicole Jones a number of times and strangled her,” Prosecutor Andy Lastra said in court Friday.
Coones has been charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence.
Investigators said that after the killing, the two took Jones’s mother’s body and threw it into a dumpster, which was then taken to a landfill.
The pair then fled to Mexico where they were later arrested.
Jones has previously been convicted for his relationship with Coones. The pair started dating when she was 15 and Jones was wearing an ankle monitor. However, he forgot to disarm the ankle monitor in the chase, which helped police create a timeline of the murder.
Coones’s defense attorneys argue that she was a victim of Jones and that he was not supposed to be in contact with her. Jones is also facing charges in his mother’s death and is being held on a $1.125 million bond.
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