The 2012 conviction of Daryl Keon Jones by a Glynn County Jury was upheld Monday by state Supreme Court Justice Michael Boggs. In his first trial in 2010 Jones was acquitted of malice murder and a mistrial was declared on counts of felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree. When the state retried Jones in 2012, his plea of double jeopardy was denied and he was found guilty of both the felony murder and cruelty to children in the first degree charges. The Supreme Court ruled that because the accused did not intend to kill the victim, that does not preclude a finding that they intended to cause the victim physical pain.
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