Jack Jones ready for his execution; now he pays, says daughter of victim, survivor of attack

Posted: April 25, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Jack Jones Jr.

Jack Jones Jr.

The crimes of Jack Harold Jones Jr. are among the worst imaginable.

Mary Phillips

Lynn Scott, the sister of executed inmate Jack Jones, weeps over a photo of her brother taken this weekend as she is consoled in a car near the protes...

THE INMATE

Jack Jones Jr.

Age: 52 From: Toledo, Ohio Sentenced: April 17, 1996, in White County Jones was convicted of killing Mary Phillips, a 34-year-old bookkeeper, after raping her at her Bald Knob office. He also severely beat her 11-year-old daughter.

THE VICTIM

Mary Phillips

Age: 34 nearby, Jack Jones Jr. saw Mary Phillips, a mother of three, working in a Bald Knob accounting office. He returned to the business later Hometown: Bradford (White County)

How it happened: On June 6, 1995, as he painted a sign with latex gloves, wire and a gun, prosecutors said. Jones beat, raped and murdered Phillips and beat her 11-year-old daughter Lacey so violently that police investigators were photographing the child’s body, thinking she was dead, when she opened her eyes.

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