Chesterfield woman sentenced for killing husband, son

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield woman was sentenced in court Thursday for the murders of her husband and son in 2012.

Estelle Jones sobbed in court as the 911 tape was played, where she admitted to killing her 71-year-old husband, Joseph, and 51-year-old son, Perry.

"Your honor I'm so very sorry for what I've done," Jones said through tears in court.

The judge sentenced Jones to 25 years with 12 years suspended for the murders, but said he would order her to serve a maximum of five years and be placed on probation for the remainder.

It's possible Jones could serve half the five-year term, if she is granted geriatric parole. With time served, she could theoretically be eligible for released later this year.

Jones has mental health issues and suffers from delusions, which played a large role in the sentencing. Her son was severely mentally disabled, with the mental capacity of a three-year-old.

Jones was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting her husband six times and killing him in April 2012. She was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of her son in their River Road home.

Jones told officers she got into an argument with her husband after he said, "I could've married someone better than you." She then killed her husband, spent the night trying to console her son, then took a belt and strangled her son in the morning. Later that day, she called 911.

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