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Fairfield man accused in Suisun teen’s death appears in court

By From page A3 | February 28, 2013

Anthony L. Jones, the suspect in the killing of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen, appears in Solano County Superior Court, Feb. 13, 2013. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)

Anthony L. Jones, the suspect in the killing of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen, appears in Solano County Superior Court, Feb. 13, 2013. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)

FAIRFIELD — The man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 13-year-old Suisun City girl made a brief court appearance Wednesday.

Anthony L. Jones, 32, of Fairfield, was ordered to return to court May 7 when dates for a probable cause hearing may be scheduled.

Judge E. Bradley Nelson talked to prosecutor Terry Ray briefly about the possibility of her office pursuing the death penalty against Jones. Ray said a decision on pursuing the death penalty would likely be made after the probable cause hearing.

Jones is being held with no bail. He was arrested a week after the naked body of Genelle Renee Conway-Allen was found Feb. 1, dumped in Allan Witt Park. Jones is accused of murder with three special circumstances, making him eligible for the death penalty.

Earlier this month, District Attorney Donald A. du Bain decided to pursue the death penalty against the Fairfield man accused of killing a Vallejo police officer after a 2011 bank heist. The pursuit of the death penalty in that case marked the end of more than a decade without prosecutors seeking the death penalty in Solano County.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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