Suspect in fatal shooting at Ariz. college allowed to live with parents

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 8:24 PM

Steven Jones will be monitored around-the-clock with a GPS device and should surrender his passport. He won't be allowed exterior his parents' Glendale residence between six p.

Suspect in fatal shooting at Ariz. college allowed to live with parents

The man charged in the lethal shooting of a Northern AZ Univ learner will be allowed to live with his parents, a decision that means the family that once owned a gun shop will have to delete all weapons from their Arizona home.

Steven Jones will be monitored around-the-clock with a GPS device and should surrender his passport. He won't be allowed exterior his parents' Glendale residence between six p. m. and six a. m. and cannot arrive into contact with any of the victims, Coconino County Superior Ct Judge Dan Slayton ruled Tuesday.

People on both sides of the courtroom cried as Slayton announced his decision, Jones and his parents in a sign of relief, and representatives of the victims in disappointment.

Prosecutors had argued against Jones' release, saying he'south a danger to the community and wasn't justified in using lethal force after a largely verbal fight last fall.

Jones, who kept a gun in the glove box of his car, is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. nine death of Colin Brough on the university'south main campus in Flagstaff and six counts of assault for injuring three others students. Jones maintains he acted in self-defense.

His attorneys cited his lack of criminal history in arguing for his release from jail and said he'd number desire to flee. Slayton denied the request in February, but he said he'd reconsider once he'd more information on how residence confinement would be carried out.

Slayton talked with Ct executive in Maricopa County who said they were willing to supervise Jones, below conditions that comprise searches of the Glendale residence and an affidavit from his parents saying they'll not possess any weapons.

Jones' father, Warren Jones, owned a gun shop in Glendale for about three years until dissolving the company in February, according to state records. Steven Jones' attorney, Burges McCowan, said the family has packed up any weapons they'd in hopes that Jones would be released.

"Obviously Steven and his family are relieved," McCowan said. "We appreciate the judge keeping in mind he'south an innocent man as he stands today."

Slayton rejected a plea from prosecutor Ammon Barker to space Jones below house arrest. The judge said Jones would be arrested immediately if he misses a payment for the GPS monitoring, about $4 a day, or if he tampers with the device. He also cannot shoot weapons exterior his parents' home.

Barker declined to comment on the ruling Tuesday, but he wrote in Ct documents: "There is number quantity of supervision that the state feels will adequately safeguard the community."

Louis Diesel, a Flagstaff attorney who represents Brough'south parents and two of the shooting victims, Nicholas Piring and Nicholas Prato, said they're disappointed in the court's decision.

But, he said, "we realize the Ct has discretion to do so and are looking forward to the trial where hopefully the victims can find justice."

A trial date has been set in April two thousand seventeen. Jones has been held at the Coconino County jail on a $2 million bond since his arrest shortly after the shooting.

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