Published On: Wed, Jul 15th, 2015

3rd suspect, Terez Jones, arrested in Florida double homicide

Authorities have arrested the third suspect in last week’s double homicide in Bradenton, just after nabbing the other two suspects. Jones had just been released from jail days before the shooting on drug charges.

Terez Jones was taken into custody in connection to the shooting murder of Ester Deneus and her boyfriend, Kantral Brooks, both age 29. Jones will be facing two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted home invasion.

Police say Jones, along with Trey Nonombre and Jimmie Lee Mcnear, both 18, broke the windows of a Bradenton, Florida house last week, then shot the couple, but left the children unharmed.

Detectives believe Brooks was targeted by the suspects, and unfortunately Deneus was simply just present in the home. Narcotics, including cocaine, were found in the home; however, no motive for the crimes has been released. Both victims died from gun shot wounds.

Jones was released from the Manatee County jail on $18,000 bond three days before the homicides occurred.

He had been arrested three days earlier on charges of possession with intent to sell heroin and cocaine, tampering with evidence and attempted escape, according to jail records.

Detective James Rackey, with the Bradenton Police Department, said Jones should not have been on the streets.

“I understand the justice system,” he said. “… We put them in and they bond out, they do something again. That’s going to be a big topic. Should this guy be in jail? Yeah, he should still be in jail. And now he gets out and he’s able to commit a murder. It’s ridiculous.”

Double homicide suspects  photo/Brandenton police

Double homicide suspects photo/Brandenton police

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