An Ohio teenager is facing murder charges after she allegedly gave her older boyfriend an ultimatum to get rid of his mother because she was interrupting their relationship before she bludgeoned her with a rock, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say Kaitlyn Coones gave Jonathan Jones, 33, a five-hour window to kill his mother or she would take the situation into her own hands, which she ultimately allegedly did, Knewz.com reported.
According to WOIO-TV, a judge ruled on Nov. 17 that Coones would be charged as an adult in connection to the death of Nicole Jones, 53. Coones is charged with aggravated murder, murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Jonathan Jones is also charged with his mother's murder.
The incident reportedly took place just days after Coones left her foster home to live with her boyfriend in April.
Jonathan, who had previously been convicted over his illegal relationship with Coones, apparently refused to kill his own mother, so Coones took it into her own hands, prosecutors say.
“Kaitlyn had told Jonathan that they needed to do something about his mother because she was preventing them from being together, and she gave him five hours to do something about her,” Detective Jake Albright of the Sylvania Township Police Department said in front of a judge on Nov. 17, according to WOIO.
When Jonathan didn't oblige, Coones allegedly took the situation into her own hands.
“She went outside retrieved a rock and when Nicole Jones was standing in front of the refrigerator in the kitchen, unaware of Kaitlyn’s presence bludgeoned Nicole Jones a number of times and strangled her,” said Lucas County Prosecutor Andy Lastra.
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Prosecutors say the couple drove across the border to Mexico after allegedly disposing of the body.
Police say they were only made aware of the incident a month later after Canton police reached out to the Sylvania Township Police to conduct a welfare check on Nicole. She was reported missing on May 5.
Canton police say Coones texted a nurse at the foster home, saying she had killed two people and was on the run, according to The New York Post. It's unclear whom the other victim could have been.
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Police say Coones eventually confessed to the killing during an interview with FBI agents, WTVG-TV reports.
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