Augusta man responsible for killing Villa Europa employee given life sentence

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WJBF) – The man responsible for the murder of a Villa Europa worker has been found guilty.

According to District Attorney Jared Williams, John Daniels was convicted of malicious murder, felony murder, concealing the death of another, and multiple firearms charges.

Investigators say John Jones went missing in 2019.

John Jones

Authorities say on September 4, 2019, they drove to the house on Meadowlark Road, and at the time Daniels lied about anyone in the house.

Investigators say that on September 10, 2019, law enforcement returned smelling an overwhelming smell of rot, and after searching the house, they found blood on the floor, flies throughout the house and fluids. bodies of decomposition.

Authorities say Jones’ body was found buried in a shallow grave behind the house on Meadowlark Road.

Investigators say Daniels shot Jones in the back of the head.

John Daniels

According to the prosecutor’s office, Daniels was sentenced to life in prison without parole followed by an additional 25 years in custody.