Killer gets 10 years in Trenton Halloween homicide case

Self-confessed killer Donte Jones is serving a state prison sentence for slaying 36-year-old Levonza Thompson in cold blood. A Superior Court judge sentenced Jones to 10 years of incarceration on April 12 for the first-degree aggravated manslaughter. Then Jones must serve five additional years of incarceration for being in unlawful possession of a handgun in … Read more →

Attorney for accused Trenton man suggest cops misidentified killer

A wailing woman denounced a Trenton man accused of shooting a Philadelphia man to death on Halloween in 2014. The woman, who identified herself as the sister of slain 36-year-old Levonza Thompson, shouted as she walked out of court Monday that she knows accused killer Donte Jones fatally shot her brother. “That b–- killed my … Read more →

With bail reform coming, Mercer judge anxious to move murder cases

Anticipating the impact New Jersey’s bail reform will have on currently jailed defendants, a Mercer County judge said he was anxious to get the murder cases of two men to trial before next year. The men, Donte Jones and Ronald Smith, are each charged with separate slayings. Jones is charged with fatally shooting 36-year-old Levonza … Read more →

Defendant offered plea deal in Halloween 2014 slaying

Supporters for a slain Philadelphia man wept openly in a courtroom Monday when prosecutors offered alleged killer Donte Jones a plea deal that calls for him to serve 33 years in state prison for aggravated manslaughter. Jones, 24, of Trenton, is charged with fatally shooting 36-year-old Levonza Thompson with a 9mm handgun in the courtyard … Read more →

Trenton man indicted in connection with Halloween homicide

A city man accused in connection with a Halloween homicide has been indicted by a grand jury. Donte Jones, 24, is charged with first-degree murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 36-year-old Levonza Thompson. Around 11 p.m. on October 31, police found Thompson lying on the ground in the 200 … Read more →

Bail stays at $1M for Trenton man accused of Halloween homicide

The Trenton man implicated in a Halloween homicide of a Philadelphia man was out on bail on weapons charges at the time of the shooting, prosecutors said. Donte Jones, 23, allegedly opened fire and killed 36-year-old Levonza Thompson with a 9mm handgun in the courtyard of the Oakland Park Apartments at 220 Coolidge Avenue, prosecutors … Read more →

Donte Jones

  • Arrested: Nov. 7, 2014
  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Oct. 31, 2014, death of Levonza Thompson.