Confessed Killer Files Appeal To Change Plea


Donnie Jones, Jr. (Photo: Franklin County, TN Sheriff’s Office)

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TULLAHOMA, Tn. (WHNT and NewsChannel 5) – The confessed killer of Megan Sharpton has entered a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial for the murder.

Donnie Jones, Jr. had papers filed on his behalf with the Franklin County Circuit Court on Monday. He wrote the motion to withdraw the guilty plea himself, from prison.

In the filing Jones said he was coerced by his attorney Joseph Ford to plead guilty to killing the 24-year-old nursing student.

Jones said there is evidence that proved he was at another location at the time of the murder and Ford told him that information would not matter.

According to the document Jones said authorities told him if he did not plead guilty they would find a way to convict his wife, as well.

Jones is asking a judge to grant him a murder trial.

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