LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
The daddy of a 13-year-old boy admitted to killing his child, whose body was discovered wrapped in blanket and covered in rocks following his disappearance, according to authorities.
Paul Jones was charged with very first degree murder after family members discovered his kid, Aaron Jones’ body decomposing near a treking trail off Stone Highway.
His body was not immediately identifiable.
According to Las Vegas City Police, Aaron Jones had been coping with his daddy at Siegel Suites near Boulder Highway given that Nov. of in 2015 after being given custody in June.
Paul Jones and his 13 kids resided in a single bed room home, cops stated.
Authorities said relatives had seen Paul Jones disciplining Aaron by making him stand against a wall with his hands up while Paul motivated his other kids to “strike (Aaron) with any items they selected.”
Paul Jones stated he was told at a parenting class that he could “pop” his children “as long as it did not leave contusions,” according to the arrest report.
In an argument in mid-Feb., where Paul Jones stated Aaron took his siblings’ cash to purchase candy, Paul initially informed cops that Aaron ran away from home while being disciplined. Authorities said Paul claimed he didn’t file a missing individuals report since he had exceptional warrants.
Cops stated Paul later confessed that he struck Aaron “on the side of the confront with an open hand.” Aaron dropped to the floor, and then struck his head on the flooring. Paul said Aaron’s eyes were still open and he was still breathing however he was “not entirely there.” Paul said he dressed Aaron in a dry t-shirt and shorts, and laid a blanket over him. Paul informed cops he later discovered Aaron wasn’t breathing and then covered Aaron in a blanket, carried him to “the desert location” and positioned rocks and a piece of tarpaulin over his body.
Aaron’s cousins found his body on April 25, stating he had been missing out on considering that Dec. however was never reported missing, nor as a runaway.
Latoya Williams-Miley, 33, was also reserved into Clark County Detention Center Thursday night, according to Las Vegas City police. She was accuseded of open murder.
Cops determined Williams-Miley as the stepmother of Aaron Jones.
Paul Jones was detained on April 1 on an unassociated parole offense tied to a child abuse case, inning accordance with authorities.
Clark County Coroner’s Workplace verified the body as Aaron Jones. The cause and manner of death stayed pending.
In an interview Wednesday with FOX5, Paul Jones firmly insisted having no involvement in his kid’s disappearance.
“I didn’t do it, I do not know exactly what took place to my kid,” he said. “It’s devastating and hurtful to see they would blame someone you understand that actually didn’t do anything to damage their child.”
The daddy firmly insisted the teen ran away in Feb. He stated he could not call the police due to the fact that he had an outstanding warrant.
More charges are pending an evaluation by the Clark County District Attorney’s Workplace.
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