Crime

Son charged for killing his own father

Thirty-year-old Hensleigh Ryan Jones appeared at the Corozal Magistrates Court where he was formally charged for Murder for the death of his father, 53-year-old Hensley “Nick” Jones.
Nick Jones was the proprietor of Nick’s Waste Management in Corozal Town.
The charge of attempted murder was upgraded to murder when Hensley Jones succumbed to his injuries at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being hospitalized for about 25 days in critical condition.
On January 1st, around 10 pm, Ryan Jones shot his father in the head during a family feud in the kitchen of their home located in the Village of Ranchito in the Corozal District.
Hensleigh Jones fled the scene immediately in a brown Isuzu Rodeo and headed towards Corozal Town but quick police response led to his arrest shortly after.
His father was taken to the Corozal Community Hospital where doctors discovered three bullet holes on his head – two on the left side and one to the back.
Police found one black with brown wooden handle 1.38 revolver special Smith and Wesson brand with five live .38 rounds at the residence but did not recover any expended shell from the scene of the crime.
Ryan was charged for attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, and dangerous harm and was remanded to the Kolbe Foundation until his next court date, but before that date, Jones succumbed to his injuries. Neighbors stated that they were aware of some tension between father and son prior to the shooting but say they never suspected the problem would escalate to such violence. The shooting turned murder is the first major crime recorded in the Corozal District for 2014.

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