Jonathan Vaughn Evans

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Concerned

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Jan 15, 2013
 
Does anyone know how I can find out his location.( on death row or life).. How and what procedures do go thru to obtain case history and info on status. Am writing a book about morristown crime cases. This was the by- lo murder, robbery. Any help plz. Tried goggle but get nothing

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Jan 15, 2013
 
I hope you find what you need. Good luck!
fluffy123

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Jan 15, 2013
 
Im not sure where he is now but I am the daughter of the women that was killed at the by-lo.
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Jan 16, 2013
 
He is in custody but can't find out if his death row sentence has been changed to life. I'm very sorry about ur mother. Can u tell me anything about the murder, (if its not too painful.)
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Jan 16, 2013
 
He was first sentenced to death and it was changed to life imprisonment.I was 15 when my mom was killed her name was Mary Slover she was 33 years old. She was going to be starting another job at Howmet she was not even suppose to be working that morning when she was killed. It happened Feb 5 , 1989. I would be willing to talk to you and give you some more information personally. I have some articles on it. Thanks for understanding.
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Feb 8, 2013
 
fluffy123 wrote:
He was first sentenced to death and it was changed to life imprisonment.I was 15 when my mom was killed her name was Mary Slover she was 33 years old. She was going to be starting another job at Howmet she was not even suppose to be working tihat morning when she was killed. It happened Feb 5 , 1989. I would be willing to talk to you and give you some more information personally. I have some articles on it. Thanks for understanding.
. Thank you for your help. Could I get your email address? Info is very hard to obtain.
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Jul 26, 2013
 
Concerned wrote:
Does anyone know how I can find out his location.( on death row or life).. How and what procedures do go thru to obtain case history and info on status. Am writing a book about morristown crime cases. This was the by- lo murder, robbery. Any help plz. Tried goggle but get nothing
he is in northeast state corrections. May get out in 2013
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Jul 26, 2013
 
EVANS, JONATHAN VAUGHN
TOMIS ID: 00131427
Birth Date: 07/15/1968
Race: B
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: MCCX
Sentence Begin: 02/11/1989
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility: 01/26/2015
Parole Hearing:
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Jul 26, 2013
 
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Drowota
The Defendant, Jonathan Vaughn Evans, appeals his conviction of first-degree felony murder of Mary Slover and the sentence of death. On appeal he challenges the sufficiency of the evidence used to convict him, numerous alleged errors committed by the trial court prior to and during trial, and the constitutionality of the death penalty.

Mary Slover, a grocery store clerk, was murdered on the morning of February 5, 1989, shortly before 8 a.m. during a robbery at a By-Lo Market in Morristown. The Defendant Evans, having worked at the By-Lo from January through July of 1988, knew the victim and also knew the combination to the safe.

The Defendant's presence at the By-Lo Market near the time of the murder was clearly established. Both he and his car were observed in the By-Lo parking lot between 7:50 and 7:55 a.m. Shortly before 8 a.m., a witness saw the Defendant driving at a high rate of speed away from the By-Lo area. Mary Slover was found dead by customers at approximately 8:10 a.m., lying face-up in a back aisle of the store, next to the safe, with her head in a pool of blood. The autopsy revealed a single gunshot wound in the back of her head fired from a .25 caliber automatic pistol.

Later that day a blue bank bag and telephone receiver, taken from the market, and a .25 caliber pistol were seen in the Defendant's car. A month earlier, a gun belonging to the Defendant's landlady was reported missing; about this time, the Defendant gave his girlfriend a similar gun. Ballistic examinations revealed that the bullet removed from Mary Slover's head was fired from the landlady's missing gun. The Defendant was seen with a large amount of cash after the market robbery and murder.

Based upon the above evidence, the jury convicted Evans of the first-degree felony murder of Mary Slover. We have carefully considered all of the Defendant's contentions as to the guilt phase and find no error. At the sentencing phase the jury found that Evans committed the murder both while engaged in the robbery and in an effort to avoid arrest.*fn1 The jury determined that the aggravating circumstances outweighed any mitigating circumstances offered in Evans's defense and sentenced the Defendant to death.

In our most recent capital case dealing with aggravating circumstance (i)(7), State v. Middlebrooks, S.W.2d (Tenn. 1992), a majority of this Court held that use of the aggravating circumstance in T.C.A. 39-2-203(i)(7) to impose a sentence of death in cases of felony murder violates the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 16, of the Tennessee Constitution. The same majority today reverses the sentence of death and remands this case for a re-sentencing hearing. The State will be free to re-seek the death penalty if it so desires. Justice O'Brien and I Dissent from this holding for reasons found in my Dissenting opinion in Midd

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