Man Convicted Of Greenville Murder Dies In Prison

The man who murdered 12-year-old Justin Hudson in Greenville on August 12, 1997 has died.

The Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed to WGEL that Deangelo Jones died on April 6.

Jones was serving a life sentence for the Bond County murder.

According to an IDOC spokesperson, Jones died at an outside hospital in Will County. He was being imprisoned at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, near Joliet.

WGEL’s attempt to learn the cause of Jones’ death, from the Will County Coroner’s Office, was unsuccessful.

Jones pled guilty to the murder on April 15, 1999. He was 27 and living in Greenville at the time of the crime. He died at the age of 47.

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