Back in 2002 Gregory Beauchamp (pictured) was shot and killed by a man driving by in a car with some pals. That man, Jerry “J-Rock” Jones, who last we heard was already behind bars for another conviction, will now serve a 25-year sentence for being a complete human stain.
Were it not for some other criminals looking to save their own skin, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, Jones might’ve gone free.
Jones was in the car with three other men that night when they pulled over to the corner of Liberty and Vine streets, a corner Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor David Prem said during the trial was well known as a transvestite hang out. One of the men yelled a gay slur at the men and threw a can of Mountain Dew. Beauchamp responded by picking the can up and throwing it at the car. That’s when Jones shot Beauchamp through the heart and killed him.
Prem called a series of witnesses – with street names like “Butt Nasty” – to win the conviction eight years after the killing. The killing was solved with the help of some members of the Grimmie gang, a notorious group of killers and Avondale drug dealers, who gave authorities information on other crimes – including Beauchamp’s killing – as part of their plea deals.
There are some murderers where, every so often, I feel a shred of humanity and wish they survive their prison terms with some dignity. Jones is not among them. Dead over a Mountain Dew can? See ya.