TACOMA, WA — A 27-year-old man has been accused of strangling his friend in his bedroom, then using a hand saw to partially dismember the corpse.
Police say that on March 18 or 19, John Jones Jr. strangled 54-year-old Wayne Williams in the bedroom of a home he shares with his mother, younger brother and an uncle. He then used a hand saw to start dismembering the corpse for future disposal.
Problem was that he was taking too long to dispose of the body, and Williams was quickly starting to smell pretty ripe.
On March 21, Jones’ mother noticed a foul smell coming from her son’s room and went in to investigate. It wasn’t hard to determine the source of the odor as Williams’ corpse was lying on a mattress without a head or legs. Jones had already removed them — the legs still wearing socks and shoes — and placed them in garbage bags.
When police interviewed John Jones, he stated he regularly hung out with Williams and they occasionally did drugs together, but he did not know how he ended up dead and in several pieces inside his bedroom. He did offer a possible scenario, however.
He said Williams owed people money and may have been killed and dismembered by the Crips or the Bloods while they both slept in the bedroom. As believable as that story is, an autopsy report showed that Williams put up a bit of a fight before he died of manual strangulation, having suffered numerous defensive, puncture-style wounds to his hand and head.
Jones was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty, a claim his mother agrees with. She does not believe her son has done any of the things he has been accused of .Tags: Crime, dismemberment, John Jones, Strangulation, Washington, Wayne Williams