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Lawyers spar in case of slain Suisun City teen

Conway-Allen--Jones Composite

Genelle Renee Conway-Allen, 13, of Suisun City, is shown at left in a photo provided by Fairfield police. Anthony L. Jones, 32, of Fairfield, was arrested early Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Fairfield on suspicion of killing Conway-Allen, whose naked body was found early Feb. 1, 2013, at Allan Witt Park in Fairfield.

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From page A1 | July 26, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Defense lawyers for a Fairfield man accused of raping and strangling 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen spent two hours Friday haggling with a prosecutor, mostly over the word parsing and semantics of a legal brief filed by prosecutors five months ago.

Anthony L. Jones, 34, of Fairfield, faces a murder charge in a possible death penalty case. He was arrested a week after Conway-Allen’s nude body was found dumped in Allan Witt Park on the morning of Feb. 1, 2013. Since then Jones’ case has slogged through the court system with a date for a probable cause currently set for November.

Defense attorneys questioned prosecutors’ use of the word “demanded” in describing the way a friend of Conway-Allen’s saw Jones order her into his car. Conway-Allen, a foster child, had been walking home from Green Valley Middle School on the day she went missing in January 2013. Conway-Allen’s walking companion told investigators they were approached by a car driven by a man who pulled up near them and who ordered Conway-Allen to walk over to his car, in which he was alone. Conway-Allen “began trembling” as she went closer to the car before the man told her to get in, the friend told police.

Defense attorneys say that does add up to kidnapping as prosecutors claim. Defense attorneys also dispute whether Jones called out to groups of children or tried to catch the attention or hail a child passing by his car while he was being watched by undercover cops before his arrest.

The ongoing controversy over prosecutors withholding from defense attorneys details of a secret investigation and termination of the doctor who performed the autopsy on Conway-Allen was also a focus of the hearing. Defense lawyers continue to imply the decision to have a second doctor do a second autopsy on Conway-Allen was motivated by an effort to trump up evidence of sexual assault after the first doctor found no evidence of rape or sodomy.

Judge E. Bradley Nelson repeatedly parried defense efforts to bring two chief deputy district attorneys to court for questioning about the autopsies and some of the other evidence in the case.

Jones, who has pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 22 when Nelson may schedule another hearing on a pending defense request to remove the District Attorney’s Office from the case.

District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has not said whether his office will seek the death penalty for Jones.

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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  • DumbassesJuly 26, 2014 - 12:14 am

    This is why it's good the government seized control over my red book, young girls sell & put themselves in a bad situation for money. Why are people in denial that this wasn't consensual sex? The word is all over fairfield

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  • gemmaJuly 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    @Dumb-No one is in denial that this was consensual because a 13 yo can NOT give consent. End of story. At the very least, it was statutory r ape, but everyone with a brain knows a 34 yo man has no business canoodling with a 13 yo. He is the adult, he should know better, but instead he took the life of a child. It's repulsive that you, like so many other people in this world, are blaming the victim. With the DA's office and the M.E. being as worthless as they are, I truly hope this girl and her family receive the justice they deserve.

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  • DumbassesJuly 26, 2014 - 12:16 am

    Was*

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  • hatredJuly 26, 2014 - 12:19 am

    6 x 8 cell, two mattresses and a toilet. I would abuse this dude up and scrub his teeth with a toilet brush and probably tie him up by all fours and put him under my bunk. no tough talk, but it will never happen to him. his people will never discipline him for what he did to this little girl. no morals. no code of honor. barbarian aboriginal tribes . nohonor. spears. never hands or feet or fists. spears, arrows and bullets. all of you are weak with no heart in your soul. blame your sorrows on the other man and continue to be weak as a race, as a nation and as humans. continue preying off of women and the governmentttt

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  • DumbassesJuly 26, 2014 - 1:04 am

    So hatred what if she was black and he was white?

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  • hatredJuly 26, 2014 - 1:44 am

    Either deaf on the mainline or in punk city, being molestered, by Chester.

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  • kathyJuly 26, 2014 - 3:24 am

    Throughout my life I have wished that whatever one human does to another human is the same punishment as was done, why is this poor excuse still breathing our air: He stoped Geniels life, He is still breathing. Dam I'm pissed, God forgive me and Rest in peace Geniel,,,,,

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  • NearDeathJuly 26, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Kathy that's exactly what happens when we die. We go through everything we put others through.

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  • JazzAzzJuly 26, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Here is a good example of why many defense attorneys need to be KEEL HAULED. They are the scum of the Earth, many KNOWING that their clients are guilty, but feel it is their duty to do their best to get them off. If he ever gets out on some DUMBARSE technicality that will serve as another example of why we need vigilantes in this area, NOW. And by the way, you all have a right to your opinion, freedom of speech and all, but this OLD WHITE Dude is pretty tired of the RACE BAITING in here. When you hear or read in the news about some serial killer, or someone shooting up a school, mall, wherever, it i usually some crazy white guy. Go figure.

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  • ...July 26, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Jazz, I always depicted you as black when reading your comments. Weird!

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  • JazzAzzJuly 26, 2014 - 7:56 am

    Last time I checked, I was an OLD white dude>>LOL>> Must be my having been born and raised in Oakland :-), and maybe my love of Jazz too. Plus I like my women like I love my coffee, HOT & Black, but don't tell my Wife, :-)

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  • nonchalantJuly 26, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Yeah his nasty looking self.there should be no consideration on his fate he need to be stripped of his clothes and dumped too.y is he even getting a trial.no matter what race he is a molester is just that just like Andrew gates the people dont lie about stuff like that.all pervs should be locked up together doing this same crime to each other.he looked nasty and I felt it was a old dirty black man to try and blame other people.get him and the defense attorney.how can you help athing like himm.Fairfield always had nasty people I lived there for a year and couldn't take it

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  • DamielJuly 26, 2014 - 8:47 am

    There's no such thing as consensual sex in law between a 13 year old child and a grown adult male.

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  • DumbassesJuly 26, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Damiel HA no such thing??? Have you seen the craigslist site before the escort section got shut down? Have you seen the myredbook site before the government seized it? There are TOO MANY young teens resorting to escorting for money and it's very sad

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  • BSJuly 26, 2014 - 10:07 am

    The DAs office is to blame for this. If the guy is guilty, they have evidence to prove it then provide it and set the case for trial and if he's guilty will be convicted. The defense attorneys are only doing their job, making sure an innocent guy isn't executed. Around he country many people are being released from death row, where they spent years for crimes they didn't commit. I'm not sure why the DA is hiding the ball, but if they are each lawyer involved should be reported to the state bar and disbarred. No reason to play games. Two lives are involved here and besides, it's costing the tax payers a fortune. Bye bye Dubain. And I bet he is still clueless as to why he lost the election!!!

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  • Aj CruzJuly 26, 2014 - 11:22 am

    who really believes this beautiful innocent child consented to having sex with that MONSTER PREDATOR APE!

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  • The SugarJarJuly 26, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    IMO the world would be a better place if those who believe a kid "giving consent" warrants anything less than full prosecution of the adult, well, stopped existing in society, along with those adults who use children.

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  • The SugarJarJuly 26, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    In case my sentence was convoluted. Or unclear. The guy that killed the girl has to be removed permanently from society. Sex with a kid, if you are an adult, permanent removal from society. Exceptions for some young couples (like a 17 and 18 year old together). And permanent removal from society for those who believe, excuse, etc., the conduct of adult users of kids, even if it's on an comment forum. Permanent removal.

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  • DumbassesJuly 26, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Aj there are hundreds of young beautiful girls that have sex with ugly disgusting old men for money, the root of all evil

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  • CD BrooksJuly 26, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    “You got to promise me if you're watching me tonight and you ever get to the point in your life where you are so puzzled, confused, and frightened that you feel that the only way out is to abuse or molest a little kid, well then, you have got to kill yourself. You have to lean into the strike zone and take one for the team.” Dennis Miller

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  • Aj CruzJuly 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm

    So now you are accusing her of being a prostitute? I hope her parents see this and whoop your behind for such a suggestion you must be a one of those old ugly guys yourself what are you some 290?

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  • The SugarJarJuly 26, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    Dear Daily Republic, please remove comments when reported for racist terminology. It is not okay to use these references.

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  • JazzAzzJuly 26, 2014 - 9:14 pm

    I totally agree with this statement. No matter what, that is really going overboard>>IMO

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  • nonchalantJuly 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    That's gross no one should b messing with kids and stop blaming the little girl she was already going through things.he took advantage he needs to be dogged.kids dont give consent they are called kids for a reason.nasty old men nasty young men what is the difference.karma got yall

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