Former teacher Jeffery Jones is facing 68 years to life after being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. When the guilty verdict was read, Jones tried to save the taxpayers the cost of housing, feeding, and caring for him for the rest of his life. Unsuccessfully.
A 56-year-old man slashed his throat Wednesday with a razor blade – moments after jurors found him guilty of sexually assaulting a teenager in Huntington Beach.
Jeffrey Scott Jones, who was out of custody on bail during the trial, cut his throat in C-28 on the courtroom’s eighth floor just after the verdict had been read, authorities said.
Deputies rendered first aid and Jones, who was uncooperative, had to be handcuffed, sheriff’s Lt. Mark Stichter said.
Jones was transported by paramedics to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority. He remained under guard Wednesday afternoon by deputies.
The Sheriff’s Department is investigating how Jones managed to bring a razor through a security checkpoint at the court building, Stichter said.
As someone convicted of sexual-assault of a teenager, he is going to do the hardest of time. Including being the likely target of contraband knives being wielded by others instead of himself.