George Alarick Jones - TX - 6/2/10

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February 24, 2010, 04:33:46 PM Last Edit: April 16, 2010, 03:26:56 PM by Jeff1857
Jones was Denied a Writ of Habeas Corpus by the TCCA in today's Orders/Opinions:

Facts of the Crime:

George Alarick Jones was convicted in the 1993 robbery and murder of 22-year-old Forest Hall in Dallas. Hall was shot twice in the back of the head.
Sentenced to death 05/18/95.

Opinion is here:

http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/OPINIONS/HTMLOPINIONINFO.ASP?OPINIONID=19310



Jeff1857

Execution Date per TDCJ Website

Anne

Another good new  ;)

Go Texas  :( :(





Anne

KAT

God bless Texas and lady Justice!!!!

Gregg Fisher

[This case sure hasn't gotten much attention. The  Texas OAG hasn't updated the news release but I'm posting the older one. It's a good example on how a case is aged and the crime and victims are mostly forgotten about.]

Media Advisory: George Alarick Jones Scheduled For Execution

(AUSTIN)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott provides the following information about 30-year-old George Alarick Jones, who is scheduled for execution after 6 p.m. January 27, 2005, for the 1993 Dallas robbery-murder of 22-year-old Forrest Hall.

FACTS OF THE CRIME
On April 13, 1993, George Jones and three accomplices went to the Red Bird Shopping Mall in Dallas to rob someone. They forced their way into Forrest Hall's car as he was leaving the mall, then drove to a secluded road in South Dallas. Once parked on the side of the road, Jones ordered Hall out of the car, forced him to lie face-down in a grassy ditch and shot him twice in the back of the head. Jones left Hall in the ditch and rejoined the others at a nearby restaurant.

The day after the slaying, Dallas authorities recovered Hall's car, stripped of its tires, wheels, and stereo equipment near Fair Park in Dallas.

Within a week of the killing and during the course of another stolen vehicle investigation, authorities recovered the weapon used to murder Hall.

Five months later, as part of a separate investigation, one of Jones' accomplices confessed to being involved in the Hall murder and implicated Jones. Jones was arrested and subsequently confessed. Jones blamed his accomplice, but he claimed he "accidentally" shot Hall once with the gun in self-defense. Jones also admitted that a car stereo and speakers found in his house belonged to Hall.

At trial, a forensic document examiner testified that Jones had signed a pawn slip for the tires and rims from Hall's car at a Dallas pawn shop.

PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Sept. 29, 1993 -- Jones was re-indicted after his first case was dismissed during jury selection due to an error in correcting the original indictment.

March 22, 1995 -- Jones was found guilty of capital murder at trial.

March 29, 1995 -- The trial punishment phase concluded with a death sentence

Sept. 16, 1998 -- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed Jones' conviction and sentence on direct appeal.

Nov. 8, 1999 -- The U.S. Supreme Court denied petition for writ of certiorari.

Sept. 13, 2000 -- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied Jones' state application for writ of habeas corpus

Sept. 6, 2001 -- Jones initiated federal habeas corpus proceedings.   

July 23, 2003 -- A U.S. district court denied federal habeas petition

Jun. 24, 2004 -- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court rejection of Jones' petition.

Sept. 7, 2004 -- The 292nd District Court set a January 27, 2005, execution date.

Oct. 15, 2004 -- Jones filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court

Jan. 10, 2005 -- The Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari.

Jan. 10, 2005 -- Jones filed a successive state court petition based on mental retardation.

CRIMINAL HISTORY
In addition to the capital murder, Jones actively participated in at least five other similar aggravated robberies. In each, armed with either a handgun, rifle, shotgun or some other weapon, Jones, along with one or more other individuals, confronted a victim in a public place and forcibly took the victim's car. A surviving victim of at least one of these robberies was shot at several times, and another was sprayed with mace as he used a public pay phone. The cars that were eventually recovered had been destroyed or stripped of all their specialty equipment including the tires, rims, and stereos.

During one of his car-jacking sprees, Jones and an accomplice kidnapped and killed 20-year-old Kindra Buckner. Jones and his accomplice drove the woman to a secluded spot, forced her to strip naked, searched the contents of her purse, and then shot her twice in the head. Fearing that she might have survived, Jones and his accomplice later returned to the scene and shot her in the face with a shotgun. They then burned the car to cover their tracks. The Buckner murder occurred five months after Jones car-jacked and killed Forest Hall.

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=758


germanintexas

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Hey Hey Hey

Don't compare THE George Jones to this POS  ;)

Jeff1857

The updated media advisory:

Media Advisory: George Jones scheduled for execution

AUSTIN-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott offers the following information about George Alarick Jones, who is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, for the 1993 capital murder of Forest J. Hall.


FACTS OF THE CRIME
On April 13, 1993, Hall's lifeless body was found in a ditch alongside a road in Lancaster, Texas. Hall had been shot twice in the back of the head at very close range. Police recovered two spent .380 automatic shell casings near Hall's body.

The following day, Dallas police officers recovered Hall's vehicle abandoned on a street near Fair Park in Dallas. Hall's car had been stripped; the tires and rims were missing, as were the car's stereo and speakers.

Within a week, a Lancaster patrolman involved in a pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle recovered a .380 automatic pistol that was later found to be the weapon used to kill Hall. The pistol was left behind in the stolen car, after the car's lone occupant fled on foot.

Five months following Hall's murder, Derrick Rogers confessed his and Jones' participation in Hall's murder to detectives with the Dallas Police Department and a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At trial, Rogers testified that he had known Jones for over two years and that, on the afternoon of April 13, 1993, Rogers and Jones, along with two others, went to a shopping mall in Dallas to look for someone to rob. They first saw Hall get out of his white car and enter the shopping mall. The group then waited, and when Hall left the mall, Rogers and Jones, armed with a .380 automatic pistol, forced Hall into his car and drove to a secluded road in South Dallas. The others followed them in a separate car. Once parked, Jones ordered Hall out of the car and shot him twice in the head as Hall lay down in the grass. Afterwards, Rogers and Jones took Hall's car and rejoined the others at a nearby McDonald's restaurant. Rogers detailed his and Jones's participation in a voluntary written statement given to the detectives on September 23, 1993.

Once Jones had been implicated in the capital murder, the detectives obtained a warrant and then arrested Jones at his home in South Dallas. Within hours, Jones also gave a three-page voluntary written statement admitting his involvement in the murder. Jones also admitted that a car stereo and speakers found in his house belonged to the victim and the tires and rims were pawned at a nearby pawn shop. A forensic document examiner determined that it was in fact Jones who signed the pawn slip for the tires and rims.

The jury also heard from Derrick Rogers' girlfriend, who confirmed much of Rogers' testimony. She testified that she saw Jones, armed with a pistol, force Hall into his car and drive away from the shopping mall. She then followed Jones, Hall, and Rogers to a secluded street south of Dallas. There she saw Hall step out of the car with his hands raised as Jones held a gun on him. As she drove away, she heard two gunshots. Later she asked Jones why he killed Hall. Jones replied so he wouldn't get to see his son.


PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On March 22, 1995, a Dallas County jury found Jones guilty of capital murder. His conviction and sentence were automatically appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, which affirmed the conviction and sentence on September 16, 1998. The appeals court denied Jones' motion for rehearing on December 9, 1998. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Jones' petition for writ of certiorari on November 8, 1999.

Jones filed a state application for writ of habeas corpus with the trial court on October 16, 1998. The trial court filed findings of fact and conclusions of law recommending the denial of habeas relief. On September 13, 2000, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals adopted the trial court's findings and conclusions and denied relief.

Jones filed a federal petition for writ of habeas corpus in a Dallas U.S. district court on September 6, 2001. The district court denied relief in a judgment dated July 23, 2003, and denied Jones' motion to alter or amend the judgment in an order dated October 8, 2003. However, the district court later granted Jones a certificate of appealability. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied relief on the merits of the COA claims on June 24, 2004, and denied Jones' motion for rehearing on July 21, 2004. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Jones' petition for a writ of certiorari on January 10, 2005.

On January 12, 2005, Jones filed a second state application for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging that he is mentally retarded and thus constitutionally ineligible for execution. After determining that Jones' second application satisfied the statutory requirements for successive writ applications, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of execution and remanded Jones' application to the trial court for consideration. On February 24, 2010, agreeing with the trial court's conclusion that Jones is not mentally retarded, the appeals court denied relief on the merits of Jones' second claim. Jones did not seek a writ of certiorari from the Supreme Court.


EVIDENCE OF FUTURE DANGEROUSNESS
In addition to facts of the capital murder, the State presented evidence that Jones had actively participated in at least five other aggravated robberies. The facts of the various aggravated robberies are very similar. In each, Jones, along with one or more other individuals, confronted a victim in a public place, and armed with either a handgun, a rifle, a shotgun, or some other weapon, forcibly took the victim's car. The victim of at least one of these aggravated robberies was shot at several times, and another was maced as he used a public pay phone. The cars that were eventually recovered had been destroyed or stripped of all their specialty equipment, such as the tires, rims, and stereos.

Jones' jury also heard testimony that during one of his car jacking sprees, Jones and an accomplice kidnapped and killed a young woman named Kindra Buckner. Jones and his accomplice drove their 20-year-old victim to a secluded spot, forced her to strip naked, searched the contents of her purse, and then shot her twice in the head. Fearing that Buckner might have survived, Jones and his cohort later returned to the scene and shot her in the face with a shotgun. They then burned the car to cover their tracks. This particular murder occurred five months after Jones killed Forest Hall.

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=3336

Anne

Here is a photo of this scumbag...




Next week, you will join your killer's brothers in Hell  :D  :(







Anne

donotjudge

I would have to agree with the quote you guys have posted "The murder of a human is a terrible tragedy!" Is not George Jones a human?

Jeff1857


I would have to agree with the quote you guys have posted "The murder of a human is a terrible tragedy!" Is not George Jones a human?
Nope. Monsters and humans are completely different. Good ol Jones is of the monster variety for another week anyway.

donotjudge

Well from a pro death penalty site I would expect that sort of answer.  :'(

mark


I would have to agree with the quote you guys have posted "The murder of a human is a terrible tragedy!" Is not George Jones a human?


This dude is not being murdered he has been found guilty of the most heinous crime by a jury of his peers and is being PUNISHED in accordance with the legislation of the state punishment should not be confused with murder.  That's the difference dude
Such heavy words are so lightly thrown but i would still leap in front of a flying bullet for you

donotjudge

A human is taking another human life that is murder plain and simple. Killing him is not going to stop someone else from killing it is just going to create more victims. Like his family for example.

Jeff1857


Well from a pro death penalty site I would expect that sort of answer.  :'(
Nobody twisted your arm to join I don't think. What you see is what you get. Oh pardon my manners. Welcome to the site!!!

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