3 Charged in Murder of Clark Atlanta University Student, James Jones Jr.

James Jones Jr.  WBSTV
James Jones Jr.

Students at Clark Atlanta University are upset at the sudden death of a beloved classmate.

James Jones, 21, a junior, was shot and killed in an apparent robbery during a Craigslist deal Monday, police said.

Police have charged 18-year-old Jordan Baker, 19-year-old Jonathan Myles, and 21-year-old Kaylnn Ruthenberg in his death. They all face felony murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

Police said Jones was robbed and shot when he responded to a Craigslist ad about an iPhone 6 for sale.

“As the victim approached Jamaica Cove and entered in to meet with the sellers for the iPhone, the suspects then robbed, shot and killed him right at the scene,” Officer David Baldwin told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt.

The case hits home for Cobb County. A local couple, Bud and June Runion, were killed in central Georgia while responding to a Craigslist ad for a classic car.

“Obviously there have been two cases where this has really turned tragic for somebody just wanting to buy something on the Internet,” said Officer Baldwin.

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Source: WSB TV

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