Appeal filed in Alan Jones case

by Carol Thompson

A lawyer representing Alan Jones has filed an appeal in the case.

Jones was convicted of murdering his 11-year old step-sister Erin Maxwell in 2008.

He is being represented by attorney John Cirando, who will argue that the evidence failed to show depraved indifference murder and that the weight of evidence does not support the jury’s verdict.

He will also argue that Jones’ right to a fair trial was violated.

Maxwell died Aug. 30, 2008 of asphyxiation in her Palermo home, which was described by investigators as deplorable.  Jones stood trial for her murder and was found guilty by a jury Sept. 24, 2009. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

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