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St. Louis County Man Draws 45-Year Sentence For Killing Carjacking Victim

A man from St. Louis County will spend 45 years in federal prison for a fatal carjacking in May of 2019.  

The plea agreement says 29-year-old Anthony D. Jones of Northwoods admitted to shooting Jessica Vinson in the head and back before dragging her out of her car, firing another shot at her head and running over Vinson’s arm.   

Court documents say Jones befriended Vinson that morning and gave her keys to friends who burglarized her home.  

Jones led police on a high-speed chase in Vinson’s stolen car two days later and crashed near I-70.  

He fled on foot and was found hiding in a garage.  

At sentencing Wednesday,  Judge Stephen R. Clark called Jones an “exceptionally ruthless person” and “a danger to society.” 

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