Former star athlete pleads guilty to murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A former high school and college football star avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend and her father.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alonzo Maurice Jones Jr. now faces
two life sentences after entering the plea on Tuesday.

On Oct. 22, a day after a restraining order was issued against him for domestic violence, Jones shot 27-year-old Jihan Simirah Borders and
60-year-old Charles E. Borders.

The woman and the couple's 1-year-old daughter moved in with her father after she filed for the restraining order. Jones was arrested at a cemetery the next day.

He was shot in the leg by police after refusing to drop an assault rifle.

After standing out in high school, Jones went on to be a linebacker for Marshall University.

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