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Monroe man charged with murder in ETX baby's death

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Jayson Jones aka Lisso Jones III, 30 (Source: Marshall Police Department) Jayson Jones aka Lisso Jones III, 30 (Source: Marshall Police Department)
MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -

A Monroe man attending college in East Texas is facing capital murder charges in the death of his 7-month-old boy last summer.

Marshall Police say they got a call on July 14, 2012 from Good Shepherd Medical Center Emergency Staff Personnel in reference to a 7-month-old baby being brought into the ER unresponsive.

When officers arrived, medical staff told them that their that attempts to resuscitate the baby were unsuccessful.

The baby was pronounced dead by Judge Westy Meisenheimer, Justice of the Peace-Precinct 1. Judge Meisenheimer also ordered an autopsy to be conducted to determine the cause of death.

In an investigation that took just under a year to complete, the child's death is being ruled as a homicide. The exact cause of death has not been released.

June 27, 2013, a Harrison County Grand Jury delivered a sealed indictment for the charge of capital murder on the child's father, 30-year-old Jayson Jones, aka Lisso Jones III.  According to Marshall Police, Jones attended East Texas Baptist University, and is from Monroe.

Jones was taken into custody in Monroe on July 9, with the assistance of the US Marshals-Monroe Division; Ouachita Parish Special Services Unit and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.

Marshall Police say Jones refused extradition back to Texas and a Governor's warrant had to be obtained.

With Governor's warrant in hand, Jones was returned to Marshall, Texas on Friday, July 26 and booked into the Harrison County Jail on the charge of capital murder. He has been ordered held without bond.

If convicted, Jones faces the death penalty.

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