On Thursday after less than two hours of deliberation, a 12-person jury found 51-year-old, Marion D. Jones, guilty of aggravated rape for the 2007 rape of an 11-year-old female juvenile.
A sexual assault kit taken from the victim was sent to the North Louisiana Crime Lab where a DNA match was made to Marion Jones. Detective Kelly Cubley formerly of the Bossier City Police Department handled the investigation and arrested Mr. Jones.
A conviction for aggravated rape carries a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. First Assistant Lane Pittard prosecuted the case for the State and Judge John Robinson presided over the trial. Judge Robinson is expected to impose the life sentence on December 30.