Suspect waives right to jury trial in D.J. Jones murder case

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DURANT, OK - The fate of one of three men charged in the murder of former Denison High School football star D.J. Jones will be decided by a judge this summer. Wesley Dylan Kelley, 19, waived his right to a jury trial at a disposition today in Durant.

Investigators allege Kelley, 28-year-old Dustin Metcalf, and 23-year-old Harold Hass hatched a plan to get Jones to Cartwright, Oklahoma, last summer using 21-year-old Alora Hix as bait to rob 19-year-old Jones, who Kelly says he gave $550 dollars for marijuana that he never received. The three men are charged with first degree murder. Ms. Hix is charged with second degree murder.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Metcalf and Hass both approached Jones' car with shotguns in the early morning hours of August 5, 2011, while Kelley waited in the car. When Jones tried to flee on foot, investigators believe Hass shot and killed him.

Jones was an All-State running back at Denison High School, where he led the Yellow Jackets to the state semifinals in 2009.

Kelley's non-jury trial is set to start June 27.

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