Killer’s parole denied again

Mary Mitchell. (Photo/provided)
Mary Mitchell. (Photo/provided)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – A family whose fight to keep a killer in prison got the news they were hoping for from the state.

The sisters of Mary Mitchell told 2 NEWS Wednesday that her killer, Dennis Roscoe Jones, was denied parole.dennis roscoe jones

He was convicted nearly 30 years ago of shooting Mitchell during a convenience store robbery in Riverside back in 1985.

Jones was sentenced to 20 years to life for the crime.

The victim’s sisters have loyally made the trek to parole hearings every time he became eligible over the years.

Jones is now eligible for parole in September 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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