Man accused of killing Suisun teen appears in court

By From page A3 | June 07, 2014

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 — Accused child killer Anthony L. Jones was in court briefly Friday for the setting of a future hearing date to set a future hearing date.

Jones was ordered to be back in court June 23 when a date may be set for a hearing on defense attorney requests to get court orders requiring prosecutors to turn over some evidence while also trying to bar other evidence from being considered at future hearings.

He is accused of kidnapping, raping, sodomizing and strangling 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen in February 2013.

Jones is currently scheduled for probable cause hearing in July for a special circumstances murder charge that could result in the death penalty. Jones’ defense attorneys said Friday they will almost certainly not be prepared for the hearing because prosecutors have only recently shared some of the evidence related to the case.

Judge E. Bradley Nelson said the hearing may be rescheduled to August.

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

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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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  • RobJune 07, 2014 - 8:44 am

    What a joke, over a year after the murder they are setting tentative dates for tentative hearings and the public defender is being useless. This case should have been in front of a jury already, and du Bain is showing us why he got voted out, by also being useless. Go for the death penalty!!!

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  • just sayin'June 07, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    Rob your lack of knowledge of the court system is showing. Du Bain has nothing to do with ""tentative dates for tentative hearing'' No DA could change timelines. Stop the Vitriol Attacks. The person who did wrong here is the person on trial.

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  • 2realJune 07, 2014 - 9:45 am

    This clown needs to be hung

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  • General Fadi BasemJune 07, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    I hate it when the bad guys get away without the punishment they so richly deserve. And I hate it when the bad guys get their richly deserved punishment delayed by the seemingly unscrupulous maneuverings of their defense attorney. It's almost as if the defense attorney is a participant in the criminal acts the defendant is charged with. But occasionally a thought crosses between some of the remaining synapses--a thought that says "Here I am as a taxpayer. I am paying for this defendant's defense. And his lawyer is doing a great job." Two public employees are doing all he and she can do to defend this guy. How many times do we see public employees doing a great job? Not a lot, so I thought I would say it just one time. Now I need to go wash my keyboard and my fingers.

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