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Courts Uphold Conviction and Death Sentence in 2004 Murder

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's appeals courts have upheld the
conviction and death sentence of a man convicted of the 2004 murder
of a woman in Mobile and believed linked to other killings.

Attorney General Troy King says the Alabama Supreme Court on
Friday declined to hear Jeremy Jones' appeal. The Alabama Court of
Criminal Appeals instead issued a final certificate of judgment,
affirming the conviction and death sentence that Jones received in
2005.

Jones was accused of raping and shooting Lisa Marie Nichols,
then setting her home on fire. Two years later, Jones pleaded
guilty to arson in the burning of Nichols' home.

Jones, a drifter from Miami, Okla., told Mobile County Sheriff's
Office detectives that he had killed several women in Mobile
County, including 3 prostitutes

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Information from: Press-Register,
http://www.al.com/mobileregister

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