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Quintin Jones biography: 13 things about Berthena Bryant’s great-nephew from Texas

Quintin Phillippe Jones was an African-American man from Texas, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He has a twin brother named Benjamin Jones. (a)
  2. As a Christian, he believed in heaven and hell. (a)
  3. He was 5’7″ tall. (b)
  4. His registered weight was 160 lbs. (b)
  5. In 1982, his older siblings forced him to have sex with his stepsister. (a)
  6. By his early teens, he was addicted to drugs. (a)
  7. On September 11, 1999, while on heroin and cocaine, he went to the house of his great-aunt Berthena Bryant, 83, in Fort Worth, Texas to borrow money. She refused so he beat her with a baseball bat and took $30 from her purse to buy more drugs. (a) (b) (c)
  8. In February 2021, he was convicted of murder and was sentenced to die. (d)
  9. In 2012, he started exchanging letters with Suleika Jaouad, who was battling leukemia in a hospital in New York and is 9 years younger than him. (e)
  10. In 2016, he was visited on death row by Jaouad, who was in remission. (e)
  11. On April 17, 2021, he sent Jaouad a length letter, in which he revealed that he was under around-the-clock video suicide watch. He wrote in part, “Now please don’t feel sad and down for me. Try and feel honored to be the first person that I’ve shared this realness with! (Smile!)” (e)
  12. On May 12, 2021, the Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay of his execution. On May 18, 2021, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against clemency for him. (d)
  13. On May 19, 2021, he was executed without media witnesses present at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. He received the lethal injection at 6:28 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. He died at the age of 41. (c)

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