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Teen Convicted of Murdering Elderly Woman Sentenced
DAYTON -- Robert Jones Jr. was sentenced Tuesday morning to 36 years to life in prison for his conviction of murdering 75-year-old Take Gangloff, who was walking to a bus stop on Mound Avenue.
Jones was found guilty of the September, 13, 2013, murder earlier this month.
He stood before a judge on Tuesday and said he was remorseful, "I'm sorry for what I've done to the victim," he said.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said Jones, who was 17 at the time, had unsuccessfully attempted to break into the Ohio Loan Company earlier in the morning and he wasn't going home until he pulled off a crime.
Heck said Jones also was indicted on other, unrelated crimes. On Sept. 28, 2013, Jones is accused of the armed robbery of a Shell gas station on West Third Street, after the murder of Gangloff. Then, on Jan. 17, 2014, Jones also was indicted for intimidation of a crime victim.
Police say Jones walked up behind Gangloff as she was walking along the street, shot her in the head and ran away.
Jones had been convicted of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, intimidation of a crime victim and attempted breaking and entering.
Jones will be eligible for parole in 36 years and he received 284 days credit on his sentence for time already served.
"This defendant, 17 years of age at the time of the murder and certified to be tried and sentenced as an adult, is clearly a dangerous and violent individual," Heck said following today's sentencing. "He coldly killed a completely innocent and defenseless victim."
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