Waco: Jury Decides Sentence In Murder Trial; Victim Killed As He Slept

A jury decided on a sentence Thursday in the murder trial of a Waco man convicted in the shooting death of a man who was killed as he slept.

Jermaine Jones (Jail photo)

WACO (April 11, 2013)—Jurors decided on a 75-year sentence Thursday in the murder trial of Jermaine Jones, 31, of Waco, who was accused of breaking into an apartment and killing the resident as he slept.

Jurors convicted Jones of murder Wednesday.

Judge Matt Johnson ordered the sentence to begin after Jones completes a current sentence from a 2005 conviction for possession of cocaine.

Jones was released from state custody on parole in February 2010, records show.

The jury was selected Monday morning.

Cedric Jay Robinson, 20, died at Providence Health Center in December 2011 after he was shot as he slept in his apartment at 1006 Adams St.

Robinson was shot repeatedly while he slept by two men who entered his apartment, opened fire, and then left the victim to die.

Jones was arrested in Dallas after a two-week manhunt.


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