Divorce for transgender man denied
AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Judge Linda Teodosio sentenced D'Marques Jones, 17, of Barberton, into the custody of the Department of Youth Services until he turns 21 for the death of his three-year-old half-sister Makayla.
Jones was given a blended sentence of juvenile and adult sentences.
If Jones gets in trouble while at DYS, he could serve the adult portion of his sentence, which is life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years.
Jones was 15 when he raped Makayla on Father's Day weekend in 2011.
Makayla was taken to the hospital after appearing to be in severe pain and being unable to keep down food and juice. Doctors discovered her colon was perforated and she was septic.
She died a few days after her rape when she was taken off life support.
A jury found Jones guilty of murder and rape on Dec. 13.
This was the first jury trial in Summit County Juvenile Court.