Timothy Jones, 22, was found guilty of residential burglary and first- degree murder in the death of Jacqueline Reynolds, 56.
Jones and another man allegedly forced their way into an apartment in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue and took turns pointing a gun at a male resident while stealing a pair of Air Jordan shoes, credit cards, cellphones, an iPad and $93, prosecutors have said.
Jones then fled in a getaway car with police in pursuit. Jones ran a red light at 76th Street and Yates Boulevard, but when officers followed about seven seconds later with lights flashing and sirens sounding, they struck the vehicle driven by Reynolds, who was on her way to a funeral was killed.
Reynolds, who was in her 50s, was killed when Gresham District patrol officer James Sivicek’s police Tahoe rammed into her blue car in the 2400 block of East 76th Street, causing her to hit another vehicle and sending him into a tailspin.
During Jones’ three-day trial, defense attorney Keith Spence argued that the officers pursuing his client were responsible for Reynolds’ death because they neglected to follow department policy and procedures by driving recklessly.
Timothy Jones found guilty of first-degree murder
Jones was found guilty of residential burglary and first-degree murder and could face a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years in prison. The purpose behind the punishment is incapacitation of Mr. Jones so he is removed from society, making it impossible for him to commit further crimes against anyone else.
In this case the judge has several different choices he could impose for sentencing Mr. Jones. 1. Capital Punishment – Most serious crimes (general first-degree murder)
2. Indeterminate Sentence – Sentence offender with a minimum and maximum amount of time served.
3. Concurrent Sentence – Run at the same time ( if you have two or more charges, whatever time you get in either charge you serve it all together)
4. Consecutive Sentence – Run one after the other (if you have two