DETROIT (WXYZ) - Twenty-seven-year-old Timothy Jones, who is charged with helping cover up the murder of Alicia Fox, waived his court hearing today and will now take his case to trial.
The attorney for Jones, Randall Upshaw, argued to get his client out on a lower bond. Upshaw claimed Jones was a victim and that keeping him in jail would mean that Jones was being, "pimped out" by the court. The comment seemed to confuse everyone and the judge disagreed with Upshaw.
Jones had his parents in court. The couple sat right behind Fox's family and Kevin Hunter's family. Hunter is the father of 6-year-old Kaylah Hunter who is still missing. Her 8-month-old brother Krisitan is also still missing.
Jones is the man prosecutors say knew that Erin Justice murdered Alicia Fox.
He's been arraigned on a single count of accessory after the fact, a felony that carries up to 5 years in prison. 7 Action News has learned Jones is an uncle to three of Erin Justice's children. He also has children with another woman.
Jones told police that when he was helping Erin at the scene of Alicia's murder at the family's home on Ardmore that the children were alive.
The children are still missing and police continue to follow leads in the case.
Timothy Jones' parents say they have been receiving death threats since the news broke of his involvement.
The prosecution failed to get a higher bond set and the judge kept it at $50,000 dollars, 10%. When that happened, someone from Jones' family remarked from their seat that Jones would get off. That enraged the other families and all three started arguing outside of the courtroom. The families had to be escorted outside of the courthouse.
All three families declined to make any kind of official comment to the media. Alicia Fox's family said that emotions were just running too high right now to talk.