17-Year-Old Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Murder
MIDLAND, TX -- A 17-year-old was found guilty of murder as well as other charges today.
According to the Midland Reporter Telegraph on June 20, 2018, Creed Jones, 17, got into an argument with 26-year-old Jordon Baker. This is when Jones' mother, Spring Robinson, handed Jones a gun and told him to shoot Baker because "she didn't raise him to be a woman."
Jones then shot Baker in the stomach causing a perforation in his aorta. Robinson and her boyfriend Brian Wright, 28, cleaned up the mess with towels and Wright dragged the body into the master bedroom where he covered it in bags and other clutter.
The parents went to bed and Jones went to his room for seven hours and then left the house. He was found later that night at a friends house overdosed on methamphetamine. The body was not discovered until the following morning.
That day Jones confessed that he in fact shot Baker but only because he was high on meth that his mother gave him and because he was afraid of her boyfriend.
The jury sentenced Jones to 35 years for murder, 5 years for tampering with a corpse and 3 years for tampering with evidence.
Jones’ mother and her boyfriend are awaiting trial for their charges of murder, tampering with a corpse, and tampering with evidence.
The range of punishment for murder is five to 99 or life in prison, according to the DA’s report. The range of punishment for tampering with a corpse in this case was two to 20 in prison or probation. The range of punishment for tampering with evidence was two to 10 years in prison or probation.
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