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Indictment Against Yonkers Man Charged With Fatal Home Invasion Unsealed

Ronell Jones and two other defendants are charged with breaking into a Yonkers apartment July 6, 2010 and opening fire on those inside, killing two and injuring four.
Ronell Jones and two other defendants are charged with breaking into a Yonkers apartment July 6, 2010 and opening fire on those inside, killing two and injuring four. Photo Credit: Westchester District Attorney's Office

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The District Attorney's office unsealed a 21-count indictment Thursday against one of three men charged in a Yonkers home invasion.

Ronell Jones, known as "Ronelli", and two other defendants are charged with breaking into a 77 Locust Hill Ave. apartment July 6, 2010 and opening fire on those inside, killing two and injuring four. They intended to rob the tenant, who complied with them, according to the District Attorney's office.

Jones was arrested and returned to Westchester County from Chicago and remanded to Rikers Island Jail in New York City. He faces life in prison on the top counts of his 21-count indictment.

He is charged with two counts of fist-degree murder, six counts of second-degree murder, four counts of second-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies.

Jones' co-defendants are Brian Roach, known as “London”, of Yonkers, and Daniel Sanchez, of Brooklyn. Both pleaded guilty.

"London" was sentenced to thirty one years to life on his guilty plea to first-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery.

Sanchez was sentenced to life without parole on his guilty plea to five counts of first-degree murder, six counts of second-degree murder, four counts of second-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, and five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Assistant District Attorneys Michelle Lopez and John O’Rourke of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuting the case.

Jones is due back in court June 13.

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