America's youngest convicted murder to be released

America's Youngest Convicted Murder To Be Released

America's youngest convicted murderer is about to become a free man.

Curtis Jones and his sister, Catherine, admitted to killing their father's girlfriend, Sonya Speights, in 1999. He was 12 and she was 13.

Recent booking photos of Curtis and Catherine:

Curtis JonesCatherine Jones
The two confessed to targeting Speights, their father and another male relative because they claimed the three adults were sexually abusing them. After shooting Speights, Curtis and Catherine ran into the woods near their home until police found them the next morning.

The siblings became the youngest children in United States history to be charged as adults for first-degree murder.

They pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and were sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by a lifetime of probation, according to Florida Today.

Curtis Jones, who is now 29, will leave prison in two weeks as an ordained minister and live on his own for the first time. Catherine is scheduled to be released next month.

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