Convicted of sexual assaulting a child, former teacher slashed his throat in courtroom

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Jurors deliberated about two hours before convicting Jones Jones was accused of molesting and having sex with a teenage relative of his live-in girlfriend in 2012 and 2013, based on DNA evidence presented by prosecutors. Defense attorney Ed Welbourn argued that clothes and sheets collected by investigators at Jones’ home show no physical evidence backing up the girl’s claims.

Convicted of continuous sexual abuse and aggravated sexual assault of a child, Jeffrey Scott Jones could receive a potential sentence of 66 years to life in prison. Now, the authorities want to understand how Jones got the razor blade through court security. Jones was a teacher of Advanced Placement English classes at the Libra Academy in Huntington Park at the time the felony charges were filed.

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