‘I should end up dead’: 19-year-old pleads for death penalty after Good Samaritan murdered while high on PCP

‘I should end up dead’: 19-year-old pleads for death penalty after Good Samaritan murdered while high on PCP

A 19-year-old Texas man sentenced to prison for shooting a Good Samaritan who tried to prevent a robbery says he deserves the death penalty.

“What I did was wrong,” Justin Jones said. ‘I killed that man. I think I should get nothing less than the death penalty.

Dallas-born Jones confessed to police that he murdered Donald Morrow II, 36, outside Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub and Grill on October 17 after committing a series of robberies while high on the infamous hallucinogenic PCP.

Remorse: Jones says he committed the crime while high on a cocktail of drugs, but accepts he deserves the death penalty

His alleged accomplice, 17-year-old Tierra Winters, confessed to driving the getaway car that night. Police arrested the pair last week after receiving information about their whereabouts.

During a prison interview with the station the WFAA Last Thursday, Jones said he accepts full responsibility for what happened.

“I’m here for capital murder,” he said. “They know I did it. Everyone knows I did it. I did it.’

The fateful night began when Jones took several tablets of commonly available anti-anxiety medication Xanax. He followed that up by smoking some marijuana which, he says, turned out to be laced with PCP

“It started and after that I don’t remember much,” Jones said. “It was like having a blackout. It was like I was sleepwalking. I do it, but I don’t know what I’m doing.’

Getaway driver Tierra Winters, 17
Jason Jones

Detained: Alleged driver Tierra Winters, 17, is jailed along with Jason Jones for her part in the crime series that led to Donald Morrow’s violent death

He then ran into his friend Zadarian Montgomery, who he believes convinced him to get involved in a robbery at a supermarket on Sunnyvale Street. Jones pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money and the man’s wallet Dallas Morning Star reported.

The pair then drove off, with Jones behind the wheel, police said.

Jones claims he blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened next, but police say he met Winters and she drove him through Dallas, robbing several people along the way.

At the end of that robbery, authorities say Jones approached Morrow, Donnie Bullock and Bullock’s girlfriend shortly after 1 a.m. in the bar parking lot off Park Lane and North Central Expressway.

The man pointed a gun at Bullock and demanded his wallet. Morrow tried to intervene and hit Jones, who then fatally shot him.

Jason Jones

Blackout: Jones says he remembers little of the events of October 17, Bud admits he deserves the death penalty for his crimes.

Jones said he doesn’t remember anything about the incident, other than someone hitting him and the sound of a gunshot.

“After the shot it’s like I’m dreaming,” he said. “I don’t even remember how I got home.”

When he woke up, he said Montgomery told him a bullet was missing from the gun and he knew then that he had hurt someone, but he didn’t bother to check or turn himself in.

“I don’t even remember his face, what happened to him,” Jones said from prison. “I don’t even remember walking up to him and waving a gun at him—I just remember a shot.”

“This man is dead for no reason, some things I can’t even explain,” he said.

Donald Morrow’s mother, Margie Morrow, said she wants her son’s killer executed.

Margie Morrow
Donald Morrow

Victim: Margie Morrow says she wants her son Donald (R)’s killer to be sentenced to death

“I do believe that there comes a time and a place when what you do — you experience the literal consequences of it,” she told the Dallas Morning News.

In an interview with Fox4, Jones said he regrets his actions, but he is not asking his victim’s family to accept his apologies. Instead, the 19-year-old said all he can do now is pray.

“I should end up dead,” he said. ‘I don’t even want to live anymore… I don’t want to be here.

“I feel like I took this man’s life and so should my life” [taken]…I’m not saying I’m going back to my cell and hanging myself. But I say what I did was so confused that the judge should give me nothing but the death penalty and do it quickly,” he said.

Jones is being held on bail for a total of more than $1 million. Winters also remains behind bars on $1 million bail.

Jones has emphatically denied that the purpose of his tearful confession is to make people feel sorry for him.

‘Please don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t even want my family to feel sorry for me,” he said.

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