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Court document reveals Facebook postings on abuse of 7-year-old Adrian Jones

Grandmother of Adrian Jones watched videos of abuse, felt grandson's pain

In a recurring dream, Judy Conway saves her grandson Adrian Jones then wakes up, shaken, the moment after shooting Adrian's father and stepmother. Seven-year-old Adrian was abused and ultimately fed to pigs on the Kansas City, Kan., property where
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In a recurring dream, Judy Conway saves her grandson Adrian Jones then wakes up, shaken, the moment after shooting Adrian's father and stepmother. Seven-year-old Adrian was abused and ultimately fed to pigs on the Kansas City, Kan., property where

A newly released court document reveals more disturbing details about the case of a 7-year-old Kansas City, Kan., boy who was abused and killed by his father and stepmother.

An affidavit in support of a search warrant of Facebook records shows that Heather Jones often posted on social media about her frustration in dealing with the boy, Adrian Jones, and made allusions to killing him. In one case, Jones made a reference to an episode of “The Walking Dead” in which a character shoots a child in the back of the head while telling her to look at the flowers.

“Walking Dead ‘look at the pretty flowers’ yea I’m bout to pull that (expletive)!!!” Jones posted on Christmas Day 2014, according to the affidavit.

Three days later, Jones posted that she was afraid she “might be the next (redacted) and have to feed some pigs a body.”

Investigators say Adrian’s body was disposed of by feeding it to pigs where the Joneses lived, at 5201 N. 99th St.

Heather Jones and Michael Jones, Adrian’s father, both pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Adrian’s death and were sentenced in Wyandotte County District Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.

The affidavit was prepared by Detective Brad Lancaster, who was investigating the Jones case when he was killed in the line of duty in an unrelated incident.

Police visited the Jones home on Nov. 25, 2015, on a domestic disturbance complaint by Heather Jones. According to the affidavit, she told Lancaster that the boy, whom she referred to as A.J., had died in the home on or about Sept. 28 that year and that Michael Jones had disposed of the body on the property.

The next day, police investigators discovered human remains consistent in size with a 7-year-old and stored in the exact manner and location as described to them by Michael Jones.

According to the affidavit, Heather Jones was a member of a private Facebook page and acknowledged making posts there about Adrian.

“I have a psychopath I’m giving away for free today,” she posted, also on Christmas Day 2014. “He broke out last night and (expletive) my kitchen and everything I had baked up!!! I’m beyond pissed and he’s running laps around my pool and doing push ups till I’m tired unless someone wants him!!!”

In another post that same day, Heather Jones wrote, “I can’t shoot him unfortunately but I can work the (expletive) outta him til I feel better!!”

One minute later came this post: “I’m soooo beyond done with this kid!!! Last night he chased me with a (expletive) kitchen knife trying to stab me til I jumped the countar (sic) in pain and all and tackled his ass!!”

In other postings, Heather Jones wrote of using leather belts, bandages and splints and handcuffs to restrain Adrian.

“Pain compliance does not work,” she wrote at one point.

Detective Lancaster wrote in the affidavit that other postings reviewed by investigators included Facebook conversations between Heather Jones and Michael Jones with “numerous photos which include A.J. naked in the shower with a mouth injury that Heather claims is from him removing the shower door, multiple photos of A.J. strapped to the inversion table, including covering his face and eyes, numerous photos showing severe swelling to A.J.’s limbs, open sores on his limbs which appear to be from restraint methods also visible in photos, a photo of A.J. handcuffed and shackled to the inversion table while sitting on the floor in the closet and photos of A.J. standing outside, arms raised and barefoot with pants and a short sleeve shirt on.”

Those last photos were labeled mid-December 2014.

Records show that Missouri social service workers had contact with the Jones family when they lived in that state. Kansas social service records have not been released.

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC

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