POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:18am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:56pm
Upshur County, Texas (Longview News-Journal) —
A capital murder defendant pleaded guilty today and begins serving a life sentence without parole for the December kidnapping and killing of a Longview man.
Daniel Paul Jones’ sentence today was part of a plea agreement accepted in Upshur County’s 115th District Court.
Investigators have said Jones, along with Sarah Haslam of Longview and Andrew Norwine of Arlington robbed 27-year-old Ronnie Joe Gammage and later kidnapped and beat him before slicing his throat and setting him on fire.
Haslam and Norwine remain in the Upshur County Jail awaiting trial.
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