Fairmont man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in March shooting

Crime

A Fairmont man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a March 2018 shooting death.  

Christopher Jones, 23, entered an Alford Kennedy Plea, which is a guilty plea by a defendant who claims to be innocent, in front of Marion County Court Judge David Janes on Tuesday.  

Prosecutors said Christopher Jones, 23, conspired with Deshawn Glover, 20, of Worthington, to shoot and kill Josephus Coburn on March 14 near a private roadway on Kisner Hill Road. 

Jones could face 10 to 40 years in prison.  Judge Janes ordered a pre-sentence investigation and expects Jones to be sentenced in about eight weeks.  

Judge Janes also ordered Jones to pay court fees and restitution to Josephus Coburn’s family.  
 

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