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December 18, 2014

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North Las Vegas man charged in death of wife

A North Las Vegas man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife who Metro Police say died from injuries she suffered in a beating.

Douglas Jones, 57, faces felony counts of murder and domestic battery after his wife, Shaunna Jones, 53, was found dead on Jan. 6, according to the Clark County district attorney’s office.

Police were sent to the home on the 1000 block of East Hammer Lane on Dec. 28 to do a welfare check after Shaunna’s father received a troubling phone call from his daughter a day prior, the report said.

Responding officers detained Douglas Jones on suspicion of domestic battery when they found Shaunna Jones with severe bruises on her face and arms, the report said.

Shaunna Jones told police she and Douglas Jones had been fighting on Dec. 27, the report said.

Responding fire personnel who examined Shaunna Jones’ injuries advised her to seek immediate medical attention to treat her broken fingers and possibly a fractured skull, the report said.

Shaunna Jones refused to be taken to a hospital by emergency responders, according to the report. Shaunna Jones’ son later told police his mother had gone to see her regular physician on Dec. 30.

On Jan. 6, Shaunna Jones was found dead in her home, and the Clark County coroner ruled her death a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head, the report said.

Douglas Jones, who was still in the Clark County Detention Center on the domestic battery charge, was rebooked Jan. 7 on a charge of murder, the report said.

Douglas Jones is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 17, according to Clark County Detention Center records.

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