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Hard 50 court proceedings moved to Friday in meth-injection killing

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.

Court proceedings that will determine whether convicted murderer Jason Jones will face a Hard 50 prison sentence have been moved to Friday, a spokesman for Sedgwick County District Marc Bennett’s office said.

Jurors will return that day to discuss whether aggravating factors against Jones, 38, outweigh mitigating factors for him in connection with the 2013 meth-injection death of 34-year-old Shawn Lindsey. After jurors make their decision, a judge will have the final say on the sentence.

Jurors found Jones guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping Tuesday afternoon.

The proceedings, known as the penalty phase of the trial, were intially set for Wednesday but were delayed, Bennett’s spokesman Dan Dillon said Wednesday afternoon.

Jones is among a group of men accused of binding and torturing Lindsey then injecting him with a lethal dose of meth last January at a west Wichita auto shop. Surveyors later found his body at K-96 and Hillside.

Prosecutors say a debt owed by Lindsey to the shop owner motivated the killing.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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