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Jones admits killing woman found at quarry
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The convicted sex offender who killed local resident Connie Brown and then burned and dumped her remains in a quarry in neighboring Coffee County claims he acted in self-defense because she pulled a gun on him.The accused killer, Jimmy Byron Jones, 51, was bound to the Coffee County grand jury on the charge of first-degree murder for the death of the 58-year-old McMinnville woman in March. He remains held under $2 million bond in Coffee County Jail.“He said that she pulled a gun on him and he was just trying to protect himself,” testified Coffee County investigator Chad Partin regarding Jones’ statement during questioning. He noted the suspect then demanded a lawyer after making the impromptu confession.Jones stands charged after Brown’s body was found near a quarry in Summitville.