Invisible Children

Colin David Jones

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Paramedics responding to a 911 call on Christmas Eve about an “unresponsive” child found that 6-year-old child had physical injuries that suggested foul play. The child was taken to the regional hospital and then airlifted elsewhere for care, where he died four days later in spite of efforts to save his life, and the five other children in the home were taken into Walton County DFCS county. The boy’s adoptive parents, Louis David Jones, 39, and Jami Lea Jones, 36, were charged with aggravated battery and first-degree cruelty to a child. These charges were upgraded to murder after the boy’s death. Both parents were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. News reports described the family as a homeschooling church-going family.

Date: December 28, 2009
Location: Loganville, Georgia

Documents: Date:
Parents charged with murdering their 6-year-old son 2009-12-29
Couple accused of murdering child 2009-12-30
Colin D Jones 2010-01-02
Couple accused of killing child back in court 2010-02-03
Trial begins Monday for couple charged with murdering son 2013-09-15
Trial begins for parents accused in death of child 2013-09-18
Parents guilty of murder 2013-09-22