She said Michael and Heather strapped him to a chair and left him in the shower to die. We struggled to decide what images to include, and they are hard for us to see too. Photos of pigs from Heather Jones's iCloud account. Now the boy's grandmother Judy Conway is calling for a public inquiry into exactly how the department could have failed to come to Adrian's aid. What should have been a safe place for Adrian, his home, became a prison. His last months were a living hell. Kansas caseworkers failed to visit Adrian Jones for three and a half years before his death, the head of the state's Department for Children and Families has admitted.
The story made global headlines. In 2014 Michael Jones suddenly called Conway to tell her the little boy was in a psychiatric hospital because he had turned into a pedophile and had sexual predator tendencies. Heather, Adrian's 31-year-old stepmum, was jailed for a minimum of 25 years after she admitted murder and child cruelty last year. The first time Conway viewed it she threw up. So when Michael and Dianne split after he started an affair with Heather, it was Michael who got custody of his three children. All have been taken into protective custody.
Prosecutors have said the boy was subjected to shocking abuse before he died. The images live in Hoevers's memory and in a file on her desktop. Conway and Kiki visited the family at Christmas 2012 and found Adrian healthy and happy. As the person passes by, Adrian can be seen carrying the bowl as he sneaks out of the room. When she went to the house after the Joneses' arrest she found Flowers's belongings in the house and a mattress on the floor where he slept.
There were pictures of him blindfolded and strapped to an inversion table — and others of the injuries that caused his legs. On the night of the gruesome discovery, cops had been called to the Jones family home after reports of an armed domestic disturbance, 3. We are not trying to be salacious or sensational by publishing them, and we do not want to further victimize anyone involved. When police arrived Heather broke down and told them to look for bones in the pig pen. Under Kansas law, he will have to serve 25 years before he can seek parole. In 2014 Michael Jones suddenly called Conway to tell her the little boy was in a psychiatric hospital because he had turned into a pedophile and had sexual predator tendencies. Heather seemed to be documenting the abuse and the injuries it caused as if she was proud of it.
By all accounts she was an absentee mom to the little boy she had with Matthew Jones and other children But for a while all seemed well. Adrian's family - grandmother Judy Conway, sister Kiki Doctor and mother Dainna Pearce were all in Courtroom 16 at the Wyandotte County District Court on Monday after noon for the sentencing. The first-degree murder charge carries a penalty of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Jennifer Hoevers has since discovered the couple had planned to skip out on their rental home and move to Utah where they could have started a new life where no-one would know that Adrian had ever existed But on Thanksgiving, some two months after Adrian died, Heather Jones called cops to the Kansas City home. But you chose to murder your own flesh and blood. Under Kansas law, only 'mandated reporters' are under an obligation to report abuse of children. Jones, is and has a February trial date set.
Missouri welfare officials said then that they didn't think they could ensure Adrian's safety at home, but that a county juvenile officer suggested the family be provided more services, according to records. The content of the videos and images included below are extremely disturbing. We must find these children — for Adrian and for Brad. Jones, 44, and Heather Jones, 29, have been charged with child abuse and the first-degree murder of Adrian Jones. They were arrested after police were notified Adrian was missing and then found human remains in a barn on the property, according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. He lived at the home with six siblings and his killers: his father and step-mother, Heather Jones.
Heather had even saved online ads for straitjackets and blanket wraps for transporting human bodies. He then said he asked some colleagues if they knew the names Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer. In Missouri, an amber alert can only be issued if a member of a law enforcement organization confirms that a child is missing, 5. Her name has not been officially released by authorities in Wyandotte County. She told the 41 Action News Investigators she was worried and contacted the Kansas Department for Children and Families twice.
His remains were found that November after authorities responding to a domestic disturbance learned he was missing. The Joneses documented the abuse they heaped on Adrian with dozens of pictures. We saw that they had kids. The social and government systems that should protect children may have failed Adrian Jones. The 41 Action News Investigators took the information to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Sam Brownback , Conway said, to express her dismay.
By all accounts she was a terrible mother. Wyandotte County Jail A Kansas woman is being accused of first-degree murder after the disappearance of her 7-year-old stepson. She took the evidence to police and then to Adrian's grandmother. The boy's stepmother, Heather Jones, said the child's father, Michael Jones, had beaten and choked her after she threatened to leave him and had fired a gun at her twice as she ran from the home. Chillingly his tormentors documented the abuse on film And these pictures, seen for the first time, show how the once-happy-go-lucky child was subjected to nine months of vile abuse that would eventually kill him.
Little Adrian Jones, seven, was beaten until he bled, forced to stand in freezing water and strapped to a board while blindfolded by evil Michael and Heather Jones. The little lad was submerged up to his neck in filthy, freezing water and his ankles were so badly battered they bent out of shape. No Amber Alert Was Ever Issued for Adrian Jones No missing persons report was ever filed for 7-year-old Adrian Jones. In a case that shocked even veteran police officers and prosecutors, the stepmother of a 7-year-old boy killed in Kansas City, Kan. The landlord described the video. Hoevers found the footage after Heather was arrested. By publishing this series, we hope to shine a light on these possible failures.