UPDATE: First-degree murder charges against the 70-year-old Chesterfield woman accused of killing her husband and disabled son in April will go before a grand jury.
Judge Lynn S. Brice made the determination Tuesday, after Chesterfield County Police Detective Michael Morgott testified about his interview with Estelle Virginia Jones, after the deaths of her husband and son on April 18 and 19.
Detective Morgott said that Jones told him she shot her husband, 71-year-old Joseph E. Jones, a total of six times after the two got into an argument. The next day, April 19, Jones said she strangled her 51-year-old son, Perry Jones, to death.
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Chesterfield, VA--A Chesterfield woman is under arrest, charged with killing her husband and son Thursday night.
Estelle Jones, 70, was taken into custody after police were called to the 11900 block of River Road last Thursday afternoon.
At the scene, police found 71-year-old Joseph Jones and 51-year-old Perry Jones dead inside the home. Prosecutors said they were shot at different times, with Joseph shot on Wednesday and Perry on Thursday.
Estelle was taken into custody without incident and charged with two counts of first degree murder.
Family members said Estelle and Joseph had been married more than 50 years. Their son Perry was born with Down Syndrome. The couple also has two other sons.
"This community is really close, we all love each other, and this is just a shock to all of us," said family member Alice Foster. "The family was home alone at the time, so we don't know what happened, but we're just praying to god that he will take care of the rest of the family."
Estelle is expected to make her first court appearance Friday.
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