Trenton man gets 38 years, says nothing to families of slain teens

Alton Jones, the notorious half-brother of the Skillman twins, was bent on settling a score. But he missed his target twice, instead killing two innocent bystanders in a span of three days on the streets of Trenton, prosecutors said. His actions “literally broke” a mother’s heart – she died a year after her daughter, whom … Read more →

Trenton man who was set for trial admits to two murders

Alton Jones, the half-brother of the notorious Skillman twins, admitted fatally shooting two teenagers three days apart in accepting a plea that calls for him to spend 38 years in prison, prosecutors said. Jones must serve 19 years each for the deaths of Rayshawn Ransom and Tierra Green, for a total of 38 years, Assistant … Read more →

Judge to decide whether Skillman brother is tried jointly on two murders

A judge will decide in the coming months whether the Skillman twins’ brother who is charged with killing two Trenton residents within days of each other will be tried for both murders at a single trial. Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez said at a hearing Tuesday he will issue a written opinion in April about … Read more →

Trenton man charged in two murders could be tried at single trial

A Trenton man charged with killing two people days apart in 2013 may have his murder cases tried together at a single trial if prosecutors have their way. Assistant Prosecutor Stephanie Katz said she will file court papers, known as a joinder, in the coming weeks asking to try Alton Jones together for the murders … Read more →

Trenton man charged in relation to city shooting death pleads guilty to robbery

A man implicated with two others for his role in a deadly, gang-related shootout that ended the life of Rayshawn Ransom in June 2013 pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison. Marquis Skillman, 28, was charged along with West Ward gang members Alton Jones, 23, … Read more →

Dyquise Leonard pleads guilty in connection with Rayshawn Ransom murder

One of the three men charged in connection with the shooting death of Rayshawn Ransom pled guilty Tuesday to one count of attempted murder. Ransom, 19, was shot and killed on June 12, 2013, while sitting in a car with two friends on Passaic Street. Authorities have said that Alton Jones, 23, and Dyquise Leonard, … Read more →

Two suspects in Trenton murders reject plea deals, will go to trial

A suspect in four New Jersey murders was offered 40 years in prison Monday for guilty pleas to his two alleged slayings in Mercer County last summer. Alton Jones, 23, appeared before Mercer Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez along with his suspected accomplice in the first murder, Dyquise Leonard, who rejected a deal giving him … Read more →

Suspect in two murders arraigned in municipal court

TRENTON — A man who is accused of murdering two people and had a standoff with Connecticut police was arraigned Thursday morning. Alton Jones, 21, returned to New Jersey from Connecticut on Wednesday after being picked up by detectives from both the Trenton Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, MCPO spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio … Read more →

Trenton murder suspect arrested after standoff in Connecticut

After an hour-long standoff with U.S. Marshalls and the SWAT team in New Haven, Conn., city man Alton Jones is under arrest, according to the U.S. Marshals. Jones, 21, was wanted by Trenton police for two separate homicides in June. He allegedly shot and killed both Rayshawn Ransom, 19, on June 12 and Tierra Green, … Read more →

Alton Jones

  • Arrested: July 9, 2013
  • Age: 21
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pled guilty in the June 15, 2013, death of Tiara Green.

Pled guilty in the June 12, 2013, death of Rayshawn Ransom.