Justin Jones: Florida man, 41, charged with first-degree murder as he bludgeons wife and stepson, rapes witness
CLERMONT, FLORIDA: A Florida man has been charged in a bloodthirsty rampage at a trailer park, accused of fatally bludgeoning his wife and his teenage stepson and raping a witness. Justin Jones, 41, was jailed on Wednesday, August 31, with no bond on charges with first-degree murder, sexual battery and false imprisonment.
Investigators said Jones fatally hammered his wife and stepson in a trailer at the Thousand Trails Resort and RV park near Clermont after he raped a witness and they say what happened there was brutal. "In 25 years of doing this, this is probably one of the worst," Lt Fred Jones of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.
"The Lake County sheriff’s deputies showed up at Thousand Trails RV park around 2 pm after a woman caller said she’d witnessed a homicide and had been tied up and raped," according to the affidavit. Officers entering the blood-spattered home discovered two bodies, later identified as Jones’ wife, Sandra Gaudino, 38, and his stepson, 17-year-old Ty Finister. Jones was captured a short time later in the parking lot of a nearby Publix supermarket after a brief chase.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office says they believe Jones first killed his wife with a hammer wrapped her body in a trash bag and stashed it under a mattress. The next day, when his 17-year-old stepson came home and that's when he attacked the stepson," Jones said. Jones allegedly murdered his teen stepson with a mallet and then wrapped his head in a bag. Another woman in the camper who witnessed the killing said, "Jones tied her hands with duct tape and zip ties, tore off her clothes and sexually assaulted her for hours, and she finally escaped after asking to use the bathroom." It was only then that the victims were found dead in the RV, WESH reported. Jones had been scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday but reportedly refused to go before a judge. He is being held without bond pending his arraignment on September, 27.