State v. Kenneth Bernard Jones, Jr.
Guilty Plea in Fatal Shooting in Pioneer Square in 2014: Kenneth Bernard Jones, Jr., pled guilty this morning to a charge of Murder in the First Degree in connection with a fatal shooting on September 24, 2014 at 2nd and Yesler in Seattle. The defendant shot the victim, Melvin Dees, and then fled the scene. Jones, 22, faces a sentence range of 240 to 320 months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for October 20 at 1 p.m. before Judge Lori Kay Smith in courtroom W-941 of the King County Courthouse. The case is being handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Adrienne McCoy.