Police found Ellis and Michelle Jones dead of gunshot wounds in their Washington City home. Richard Jones was found in the garage suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head from a .45-caliber pistol. He was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for nearly two months for the injury.
Jones has been charged in St. George's 5th District Court with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated murder, which carries the potential of the death penalty.
But the issue of whether Jones is able to understand and appreciate the charges filed against him has delayed the case from moving forward. Two mental health evaluators have evaluated Jones, and had conflicting conclusions. On Nov. 22, a third person was requested to evaluate the man to determine whether he is competent.
On Tuesday, a new evaluation hearing was scheduled for Jones on Feb. 19, which will be the day after the two year anniversary of the shootings.