A woman was found face down and fatally stabbed inside a Delaware porta-potty earlier this month. A trail of blood led police to a nearby apartment belonging to a man who is now being charged with her murder.
The suspect, Timothy Jones, was convicted of stabbing another woman over 13 year ago, according to Delaware Online. He was recently released on probation for that crime.
"Jones plead guilty in New Castle County Superior Court on April 7, 2005, to three charges and served 11 years in prison," a document obtained by The News Journal, states.
Now, Jones is accused of stabbing 31-year-old Rashawna Weathers to death. She was found face down on the portable toilet floor, located in a park, according to a court document. Police who arrived on the scene discovered a trail of blood, which led to Jones’ apartment. Two days after the murder, police also saw Jones walking near the park where Weathers was killed. His right hand was allegedly bandaged, according to Delaware.com.
After obtaining an arrest warrant, police found human blood in his apartment. As for his alibi, he couldn’t get one straight. First he said he got into a fight with his girlfriend. Later, that changed to him fighting off a robber in the park.
"Jones admitted to being in possession of a black folding knife," according to court documents. "Jones stated he swung the knife at the unknown person…. Jones does not remember if he went into the port-a-potty or whether he stabbed the female inside the port-a-potty," according to the documents. "Jones stated he walked back to his residence and was unable to recall what he did with the knife."
Jones, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder of Weathers, according to the Associated Press.
[Photo: Wilmington Police Department]