Grandson Charged with Murder of Bristol Grandmother on Christmas Day

BRISTOL, Connecticut – A man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his grandmother on Christmas Day in Bristol. 83-year-old Diana Jones was found dead in a bedroom on Morningside Drive West in Bristol. The police started a homicide investigation, leading to the arrest of her grandson, 39-year-old Anthony Jones for the murder.

Neighbors shared fond memories of the victim, describing her as a nice lady who was always friendly. One neighbor, David Japonis, mentioned that they would often greet her as they walked by her house, while another neighbor, Ben Miller, recalled her friendly nature.

The arrest of Anthony Jones brought a sense of relief to the neighborhood, with one neighbor expressing comfort in knowing that the perpetrator had been apprehended. Another neighbor mentioned that Anthony Jones was a familiar face in the area and had been living with his grandmother. However, they also shared concerns about previous incidents of yelling coming from the home.

The arrest brought some closure to the neighbors, who credited the swift response of the police in handling the case. They expressed gratitude for law enforcement’s diligence in addressing the situation.

Anthony Jones is currently in jail and is being held on a $5 million bond. The community is now left to grapple with the tragedy and its aftermath. The case serves as a grim reminder of the dangers that can exist within seemingly peaceful neighborhoods.