(Laurel, NE) -- Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man accused in the murders of four Laurel, Nebraska residents.
This week, court documents were filed that showed that there were aggravating circumstances in the case against 42 year old Jason Jones. Jones is facing four counts of First Degree Murder in the August 2022 deaths of 53-year-old Michele Ebeling, 86-year-old Gene Twiford, 85-year-old Janet Twiford and 55-year-old Dana Twiford. Investigators say the victims were killed, then their homes were set on fire. Jones suffered critical burns in the incident and spent months in a Lincoln burn unit.
Jones's wife, Carrie, was arrested in December on charges of first-degree homicide, tampering with physical evidence and accessory to a felony in the case. Investigators accuse Carrie of carrying out one of the murders. Jason and Carrie Jones are both set to appear in court on Monday, January 23rd.