An Aurora mother now faces murder charges after her 6-month-old son died from injuries that occurred when she allegedly battered him late last week.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 23-year-old Trivea S. Jones with the offense of first-degree murder, 2 counts.
Kane County prosecutors allege that on the afternoon of June 21, 2019, Jones battered her 6-month-old son, causing his death four days later.
According to Aurora police, first responders were called at about 5 p.m. June 21, 2019, to Jones’ home in the 2000 block of Fox Pointe Drive regarding an unconscious infant. They arrived to find the child not breathing.
They took him to a nearby hospital, where doctors noted severe trauma, including a fractured skull. The child was on life support until doctors pronounced him dead on June 25.
Kane County prosecutors initially charged Jones with the offenses of aggravated battery to a child, Class X felony, and aggravated domestic battery, Class 2 felony.
After the child died, prosecutors authorized the murder charges and dismissed the initial case, No. 19CF1239.
Jones appeared today (Wednesday, June 26, 2019) in Kane County bond court. Kane County Associate Judge Keith Johnson set Jones’ bail at $2 million with 10 percent ($200,000) to apply for bond. Jones’ next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. June 28, 2019, in Courtroom 313 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
If convicted, Jones faces a sentence of between 20 and 60 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The charges against Jones are not proof of guilt. Jones is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release