Ex-Wife Calls Man Who Killed 6 In Phoenix Area Her 'Personal Terrorist'
The ex-wife of the man who shot and killed six people in the Phoenix metro area earlier this month spoke to reporters Tuesday for the first time.
Connie Jones said her ex-husband Dwight Lamon Jones, 56, had threatened revenge if she left him.
"If I left him, he would kill me," she said. "He said he owned me and I would never be with anyone else. If he couldn't find me, he would find my family. He also many times threatened to take our child. He also considered murder-suicide of all three of us and murder-suicide of the child and him because if he killed the child, that would torture me for the rest of my life."
Connie Jones filed for divorce in 2009 after more than 20 years of marriage and after Dwight Jones was arrested on a domestic violence call at their home in Scottsdale. That charge was pled down to disorderly conduct.
Connie Jones was awarded sole custody of their now 21-year-old son. Since filing for divorce, Connie Jones had four orders of protection against her ex-husband. She believes the courts failed them.
Divorce lawyer Elizabeth Feldman is a partner with the firm where two paralegals were shot and killed. Police suspect Feldman to have been the target of that shooting. Feldman blames gun laws.
"Here's somebody who had been arrested in a violent episode," Feldman said. "How somebody like that could continue to possess guns legally, that's where we need to start."
In addition to the two paralegals, Dwight Jones shot and killed a forensic psychiatrist, a counselor and a Fountain Hills couple. Police say Jones killed himself as officers closed in on him June 4 in Scottsdale.
Connie Jones met her current husband Rick Anglin when he was hired as an investigator and bodyguard during the divorce.
"Connie was given extensive training in firearms and tactics and defensive driving," Anglin said. "And the reason for that was we had always predicted he was going to be a threat but the threat was going to be aimed at her. We were certain she was going to be the one in this final confrontation."