Third Defendant In 2010 Yonkers Shootings Convicted Of Murder

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Ronnell Jones of Yonkers faces 150 years to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder in a 2010 home invasion.
Ronnell Jones of Yonkers faces 150 years to life in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder in a 2010 home invasion. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Office of Westchester District Attorney

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers man will serve life in prison after being convicted on six counts of second-degree murder in a 2010 home invasion at 77 Locust Hill Avenue, according to the Westchester County District Attorney's office.

Ronnell Jones, 25, was the third person to be convicted in the home invasion and murders after two Brooklyn men previously pleaded guilty, according to the release.

Jones was not arrested until last year after fleeing to Chicago. According to previous reports, Jones eluded capture by dressing as a woman.

Jones and his accomplices, Daniel Sanchez and Brian Roach shot and killed two reputed gang members in the Locust Hill invasion, but also shot four other people, including a five-year-old child. They also intended to rob the home of money they believed to be there.

Jones was convicted on six counts of second-degree murder and four counts of second-degree attempted murder, according to the release.

He faces 150 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on July 29.

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In my opinion, tougher punishment is not enough to control the shootings. Shootings will come under control only when the government is able to control the guns by enforcing tougher gun control laws.Countries like India, China, England, and many other countries have strict gun control laws. Guns should be meant for Police and military personnel only, not for the public. But in America every body can own guns, and imagine , if one day all the gun owners become mad, then we can see that police and the military become helpless at that time, and the entire country will become perish in such a moment. That is why we have to think wisely how to control the guns in America, by force or by enacting legislations.