BUST IN 1990 COLD CASE
Some murders are beyond the pale.
On Labour Day 1990, two older women were whiling away the hours of their Starkville, Mississippi home and it was hot.
Betty Jones, 65, could not have known that behind her front door a monster lurked. In the minutes after she answered a knock to the door, horrors unfolded turning her tidy bungalow into a slaughterhouse.
“You left your doors opened and didn’t lock your car,” her grandson Justin Jones told the ClarionLedger. “It was just a different time.”
Jones was slashed in the throat and left to bleed out on the floor. Her sick friend Kathryn Crigler, 81, was in a back room. The amputee was violently raped and left for dead.
She died several months later, but not before gifting cops of the future with DNA evidence.
Michael Devaughn, 52, was arrested and charged last week with capital murder and sexual battery. Cops found him in the county jail doing a jolt for possession of meth.
BETTY JONES KATHRYN CRIGLER