Dwight Jones' Ex-Wife Reveals Years of Terror Before Arizona Killing Spree: 'I Have Feared for My Safety'
Connie Jones had lived in fear of her husband since their marriage dissolved in 2009.
Dwight Lamon Jones’ ex-wife is speaking out for the first time since Thursday's tragic killing spree that unfolded in Arizona, claiming she lived in terror.
"I have feared for my safety for the past nine years," Connie Jones, a radiologist, said in a statement. "He was a very emotionally disturbed person."
The couples’ marriage ended in 2009.
Connie and her second husband, retired detective Richard Angell, have been helping with the case.
When Connie and Richard heard psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Pitt, had been killed, it had sparked a red flag for the couple and they contacted police, informing them it may have been Jones, KPHO reported.
Pitt was a forensic psychiatrist and predicted in 2010 that Jones had violent tendencies, saying, "He will become increasingly paranoid, likely psychotic, and pose a greater risk of perpetuating violence."
Pitt was Jones’ first victim before he killed five other people and then himself as SWAT teams with drones surrounded his Scottsdale hotel room.
Two weeks before the murder spree, Jones posted a video on YouTube of Connie telling Dr. Pitt that Jones had a machete in the house and she thought he was planning on killing her.
In the video, Jones added his own commentary, stating Dr. Pitt had given him an exam, "but the garbage he made up couldn't get me committed to a mental ward permanently like she wanted."
Three other victims of the six were connected to the Jones' divorce battle, including two paralegals, Laura Anderson, and Veleria Sharp who worked at the firm that represented Connie, and a marriage counselor, Marshall Levine, who was mistakenly identified as a different counselor who used to work in the same building.
However, a connection between the Joneses and the final two victims, Brian Thomas and Mary Simmons, has not yet been established.
"I cannot express the emotions I feel for the innocent families touched by this senseless violence," Connie Jones added.
Court documents show that in 2016, Jones told Connie that he would wait until things settled down before taking his revenge and that she will be found at the bottom of the pool.
"I can be your worst nightmare," Jones reportedly told her.
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