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Feb 4, 2016

32-YEAR OLD HERSCHEL JONES PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN A CASE THAT COULD RESULT IN THE DEATH PENALTY


YESTERDAY IN MOUNT VERNON, 32-YEAR OLD HERSCHEL JONES PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN A CASE THAT COULD RESULT IN THE DEATH PENALTY IF HE'S CONVICTED OF KILLING A POLICE OFFICER LAST MONTH. HE'S BEING HELD IN MORROW COUNTY RIGHT NOW SO HE WAS VIDEO CONFERENCED IN TO THE COURTROOM HERE IN KNOX COUNTY. HE JUST STARED BLANKLY, NO EXPRESSION THROUGH THE PROCEEDINGS. JONES IS BEING REPRESENTED BY PUBLIC DEFENDERS... HIS LEAD ATTORNEY SAYS HE'S ONLY TALKED BRIEFLY TO HIS CLIENT AND SAYS IT'S TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS IN THIS CASE. THE ENTIRE HEARING TOOK JUST A FEW MINUTES. JONES IS FACING 10 COUNTS FOR THE MURDER OF OFFICER TOM COTTRELL OUTSIDE THE DANVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING. THE JUDGE DENIED HIM BOND AND ORDERED HIM TO REMAIN INCARCERATED

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