Northwest Georgia killer gets death sentence

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May 2, 2008

CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) -- A jury has found that Jerry Jones should be
put to death for the killings of his infant daughter and three of
his ex-girlfriend's relatives in Ranger in northwest Georgia.

The jury returned the verdict Friday.

Jones pleaded guilty to murder in the January 2004 killings of
Tom and Nola Blaylock, their daughter Georgia Mae Bradley, and
Jones' daughter, 10-month-old Jerri Jones.

Authorities say that after the killings, Jones fled with Melissa
Peeler's three surviving children, two of them his own, and fled
over the state line into Tennessee.

The three children were found unharmed.

Jones spent months in a prison hospital.

Information from: Rome News-Tribune,

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