FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The ex-wife of the man suspected of six recent killings in metro Phoenix, her attorney and her current husband broke their silence about the case with a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Flagstaff.
None have previously spoken publicly about the case involving 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones, who authorities say killed himself as police closed in on him on June 4 at an extended-stay residence in Scottsdale.
Dr. Connie Jones held back no punches Tuesday.
“His death is the best thing to come out of this whole ordeal and I hope where he is going, he gets what he deserves,” she said.
According to Connie Jones, Dwight Jones was troubled before their divorce proceedings began in 2009. She said he would threaten to kill her if she left him and would threaten to kill their son before taking his own life.
She also said that Dwight Jones was not this man when she married him and that what began as a gradual change turned into a rapid decline in 2009.
"He was a good imitator," Connie Jones said. "He would do good things even though his natural instinct was to do bad things."
Connie Jones' current husband is Rick Anglin, a former police detective who reportedly first linked the killings to his wife's former husband when they happened two weeks.
Police say Dwight Jones is responsible for the shooting deaths of forensic psychiatrist Dr. Steven Pitt, two paralegals and a therapist. He was later connected to two victims found dead in a Fountain Hills home.
At the press conference Tuesday, Connie Jones said she and Dwight Jones had contact solely through attorneys and court appearances since 2009. She said he had once told her he would wait a long time before getting his revenge.
"He could wait years and wait until my defenses were down," Connie Jones said.
Connie Jones' attorney Elizabeth Feldman, a lawyer with a firm where Dwight Jones allegedly shot two paralegals, said the first person she thought of was Dwight Jones.
"They asked me if there were any cases connected to Dr. Pitt, and the only one that I had had where there was any violence, was Dwight," Feldman said.
Connie Jones and Anglin offered new details about Dwight Jones. He was in the U.S. Army for three years, and was never able to hold a steady job after that. They mentioned he was isolated and didn't have friends. He couldn't get established. Connie Jones and Anglin said Dwight Jones lived out of a hotel room for nine years-- the same hotel police found him in.
“I want everyone out there to know he is an absolute coward,” Anglin said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.