Man gets life in 2 fatal shootings

Associated Press


A man convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her male friend at the woman’s apartment has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Montgomery County’s prosecutor says 37-year-old Harvey Jones was sentenced Monday to two consecutive life sentences in the January 2013 slayings of 32-year-old Carly Hughley and 29-year-old Demetrius Beckwith in Harrison Township in suburban Dayton.

Authorities say Jones made Hughley and Beckwith lie on the floor before shooting them multiple times. Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says Hughley’s 10-year-old son witnessed the shootings and ran for help.

Jones was convicted of multiple counts of aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. The Dayton man continues to maintain his innocence.

Defense attorney Dennis Lieberman argued the child mistakenly identified Jones and says they will appeal.

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