ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for a 2011 home invasion in which a he beat an elderly homeowner to death and sexually assaulted a health care aide.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Travon Jones was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of second-degree murder, forcible sodomy and several other charges.
Jones was convicted of bursting into a home where 92-year-old Arteria King and his wife, 90-year-old Sarah King, lived and beating Arteria King while his wife listened. A 50-year-old aide testified Jones led her around the house looking for items to steal before raping her and taking the keys to her vehicle.
Arteria King died a week later of his injuries. His wife died the same day of natural causes.