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17-year-old Killed Mom of Her Adult Boyfriend; Dumped Body and Fled to Mexico; Finally Sentenced along with Victim’s Son

17-year-old Killed Mom of Her Adult Boyfriend; Dumped Body and Fled to Mexico; Finally Sentenced along with Victim’s Son

An Ohio teenager has been sentenced for her involvement in the murder of her boyfriend’s mother. She allegedly gave him an ultimatum to carry out the crime, and her boyfriend assisted in disposing of the body, according to authorities.

In a statement, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates announced that Kaitlyn Coones, 18, and Jonathon Jones, 34, have both pleaded no contest to aggravated murder and abuse of a corpse in connection with the 2023 death of Nicole Jones. Following their conviction, both individuals received a life sentence, with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

According to previous reports, Coones, who was 17 at the time of the murder, had been charged as an adult before reaching a plea deal. Coones and Jonathon had multiple additional charges dropped as part of their plea agreement, according to prosecutors.

According to prosecutors, Coones confessed to the murder of Nicole, 53, on April 19, 2023. The incident occurred in Nicole’s residence in Toledo, Ohio. Coones allegedly used a rock to fatally strike Nicole, as she believed Nicole disapproved of her relationship with her son.

Coones disappeared from her foster home on April 11, 2023, and chose to reside with her boyfriend Jonathon, who was living with his mother Nicole at the time. According to reports, Coones allegedly gave Jonathon a five-hour ultimatum to harm his mother, using their relationship as leverage. According to prosecutors, Coones allegedly took matters into her own hands and committed the murder of Jonathan’s mother, after he was not responsible for the crime.

According to court documents, Coones and Jonathon allegedly disposed of Nicole’s body in a dumpster at an apartment complex. According to authorities, Nicole’s body has not yet been found, as reported by the outlet.

According to prosecutor Jennifer Liptack-Wilson, both defendants provided detailed accounts of how they wrapped Nicole Jones’ body in tarps and placed her in the trunk of her own vehicle during their recorded interviews. They had dinner with Nicole Jones’ body still in the vehicle’s trunk.

According to authorities, the pair was apprehended in Mexico in May 2023, a few weeks after the murder.

The U.S. Marshals Service previously stated that Jonathon was wanted for pandering obscene material and child endangerment in Wood County, while Coones was reported as an endangered missing child from Canton, Ohio. According to a report, he had already been convicted on the charges but managed to avoid being sentenced.

Coones and Jonathon are now facing a wrongful death lawsuit, which was filed in April by the administrator of Nicole’s estate, as revealed by court records. As reported, the lawsuit is requesting $25,000 in damages and additional expenses.

During the court proceedings, Robert Jones opened up about the profound impact his sister’s loss had on him.

Robert Jones expressed his deep anguish over the loss of Nicki, emphasizing the overwhelming sense of betrayal that he and others are experiencing, “We are deprived of the solace that accompanies the proper farewell to a cherished individual, and we are tormented by unresolved inquiries and dreadful speculations about her last moments.”

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