District Attorney Michael D. O’Keefe announced today that the Appeals Court affirmed the conviction of Timothy Jones (dob:12/5/60) of Barnstable. Jones was convicted in December 2009 of Aggravated Rape, Armed Kidnapping with Sexual Assault, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Threat to Commit Murder. In the early morning hours of November 9, 2008, the defendant kidnapped the victim at knife point from her place of work in Dennis and brought her to his home in Barnstable. Over the course of ten hours the defendant repeatedly raped the victim. The case was investigated by the Barnstable Police Department and the Dennis Police Department.
Jones was sentenced to MCI Cedar Junction for twenty-five to thirty years by Superior Court Judge Connon after a three day jury trial.
The defendant alleged in his appeal that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to move to exclude evidence, challenge the submission of DNA evidence and failing to argue the lawfulness of the sentence imposed. In affirming the conviction, the Appeals Court rejected these arguments.
The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmonds. The appeal was argued by Assistant District Attorney Julia Holler