A man who previously pleaded guilty to abusing and murdering his son refused to show up in court for his sentencing on Thursday morning.
Paul Jones, 39, refused to be transported to the Clark County District Court at the Regional Justice Center from the Clark County Detention Center, which is located across the street.
Jones, 39, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and two felony counts of child abuse, neglect, and endangerment, according to court documents filed last September. Jones was asking for a sentence of 12-to-48 years while prosecutors point to several possibilities including life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years, records showed.
The body of Aaron Jones, 13, was found in April of 2017 in a desert area near Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue. Paul Jones hit his son and the child fell to the floor and hit his head. Jones then placed the child in the shower and when he still was not breathing, Jones buried his body, according to a sentencing memorandum submitted by the defense and prepared by a licensed psychologist.
Paul Jones claimed this happened in February of 2017. Aaron Jones was not reported missing until two months later.