Northwest Georgia Man Given Death Sentence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) _ A jury 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.

Jurors 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.

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