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For Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Keith Acree
Date: May 16, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3727

Death row inmate dies of natural causes

RALEIGH Death row inmate John Wesley Jones, 56, died Sunday night of natural causes at WakeMed.

Jones was convicted of first-degree murder in August 1990 for the shooting death of his son, Charles Edward Meadows, 23, in Maysville. 

He also received a 20-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and a 10-year sentence for discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.   

He had been on death row since Aug. 16, 1990.

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