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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:20 PM

4. One of the seven:

Jack Harold Jones was convicted of rape and capital murder in 1996 for the death of Mary Phillips. On June 6, 1995 Phillips, 34, was at an accounting office in Bald Knob, Arkansas, with her daughter Lacy, 11. Jones robbed them at gunpoint and killed Phillips after raping her. He violently beat Lacy and left her for dead. She regained consciousness as police photographers -- who thought she was dead -- took pictures of the crime scene.

Lacy Phillips, the victimís 9-year-old daughter, testified at trial that a man who matched Jonesís description had entered the accounting business where her mother worked, forced the two of them to lie down, and took cash from a register. She said that he choked her until she passed out and hit her with a gun. She woke up as police were investigating the crime scene, where her mother had been found, strangled and bludgeoned. Using the girlís description of the suspect, police found Jones, and he confessed to the murder.

In 2003, Jonesís DNA was matched to another murder victim, Lorraine Anne Barrett, who had been found dead in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., motel room in 1991. He pleaded guilty to this murder as well. A sister of Barrett wrote in an online forum in 2007, ďLetís stop playing games and get busy with this execution!Ē

Behind each of these people is a victim who's last moments were filled with terror and pain.

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