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September 23, 2014

Hobson City man charged in Anniston shooting death

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Lonnie Spinks

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:13 pm | Updated: 4:35 pm, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

Police on Thursday charged a Hobson City man with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of an Anniston man at about midnight Wednesday.

Lonnie Spinks, 32, is charged with shooting to death Marlin Monroe Jones, 55, of Hutto Hill Road.

According to a press release from Anniston police, there was an argument between Jones and others at a residence on the 3500 block of West 14th Street, an area known as Central City.

Jones and three others were driving away from that residence when Spinks shot into the vehicle, hitting Jones in the lower left portion of his back, according to the release.

Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said Jones was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jones’s body was to be taken to a Department of Forensic Sciences laboratory in Huntsville for an autopsy, Brown said.

Jones had pleaded guilty to murder in 2008 to stabbing an 18-year-old man to death in 2004.

Jones was sentenced to 20 years. He served four of those years in prison and was to remain on probation for the remainder of his sentence.

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  • Anonymous posted at 3:24 pm on Sat, Jul 5, 2014.

    Anonymous Posts: 1

    Other things regarding Jones should be taken into consideration. Mr. Jones suffered from bipolar, a mental illness. As with 80% of people who suffer from bipolar, he also suffered from addictions. Not that it's an excuse, but he was not in a stable state of mind when this occurred. Sadly, 2 months into a relapse, he was murdered in what seemed to be drug-related activities.

  • FloydTheBarber posted at 7:49 pm on Sun, Jun 29, 2014.

    FloydTheBarber Posts: 30

    Jesus would be the first to pull the handle of the electric chair that will smite this sinner! I hope they sell tickets and I will purchase several.

  • jsu0808p posted at 9:13 am on Fri, Jun 27, 2014.

    jsu0808p Posts: 1

    Well did the 18 year old that Mr.Jones murdered deserve it??? Karma.

  • True posted at 10:53 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    True Posts: 1

    While it is true that vengeance belongs only to God Almighty, you do not know the pain and sorrow Mr. Jones caused to his victims family. Sometimes you reap what you sow.

  • Frances posted at 8:29 pm on Thu, Jun 26, 2014.

    Frances Posts: 1

    I did not realize Mr. Jones was the one on trial here? There was absolutely no reason his past should have been brought up, no matter what happened in the past he did not deserve to be murdered. Everyone does not know the details of his 2004 case, you made it look like he deserved to be murdered. Now where is Mr. Spinks past charges? You should be ashamed of this article you wrote and I personally myself will be complaining to a supervisor of your. Mr. Jones has a grieving family that will be reading this. [sad]


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