Florida man who allegedly murdered his wife and four children says he was tired of her nagging and prodding: 'I am relieved now'
38-year-old Michael Jones Jr from Summerfield, Florida told investigators that his wife Casei Jones had subjected him to 'nagging, poking and prodding' and that 'the strain of it all' had 'just caught up' with him.
A man accused of murdering his wife and kids said that he was tired of his wife's constant "nagging" and before he knew it " it got too much". According to News4Jax, 38-year-old Michael Jones Jr from Summerfield, Florida told investigators that his wife Casei Jones had subjected him to "nagging, poking and prodding" and that "the strain of it all" had "just caught up" with him.
"It was just building up, building up, building up. Before I knew it, it was too much," he said, admitting to them that he and his dead wife had problems in their marriage.
According to the news outlet, the woman's body was found in the family's minivan as he was driving in Brantley County, Georgia on September 18. His wife, 32, was beaten to death with a baseball bat and detectives believe he killed his four children, Cameron Bowers, 10, Preston Bowers, 5, Mercalli Jones, 2, and Aiyana Jones, 1, at home after that. The children had been drowned or strangled, the police said.
The bodies had been in the van for many weeks, they believe and that he had then driven to Charlton County in Georgia and buried them and then moved on to bury his wife. His crime was discovered after he was stopped for a minor traffic violation and deputies found a " foul odor" coming from the car. Upon further investigation, he said that his wife spoke to him condescendingly and said he was a " terrible person", the outlet reported.
His wife had believed that he was having an affair, Jones said. "It just got worse. Like little things all the time with her. She would come at me and we’d argue. It never really got physical," he said. He also mentioned an incident where he was trying to get away from her and sleep on the floor but she wouldn't let him. " I’m laying on the floor, on my belly, and she’s got her phone with the flashlight in my face, like right in my face, and I just, it just wouldn’t stop. It was several hours of that kind of stuff,” Jones said. “It was just building up, building up, building up. Before I knew it, it was too much," he said.
The police searched his home and said that the house was giving off a foul odor. During their lookout for the wife and his missing children the Marion County Sheriff's Office said the family had been exchanging text messages with the missing woman's phone. According to deputies, just weeks before the mother and children were found dead, Jones told the landlord of their last home that he was leaving and not coming back.