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A jury recommended that Matthew Steven Jones serve life in prison for the first-degree murder of Desia Rae George in 2013, and pay a $100,000 fine.
Jones found guilty of murder

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INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones, 36, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison by a jury of his peers in Grayson County Circuit Court on Friday evening.

Jones was charged in the 2013 death of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, 33. She was missing for about a month last spring, before her body was found in a creek by a roadside in Grayson County.

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