Man serving time in YSU frat house shooting released early

Jones was four years into a 10-year sentence on a felonious assault charge

Mark Jones, judicial release hearing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man serving 10 years in connection to a fraternity house shooting at Youngstown State University has been granted early judicial release.

Mark Jones asked a judge to let him out of prison on Tuesday, and his request was granted. Jones will be put on probation for five years.

He was four years into his 10-year sentence.

Jones was convicted of felonious assault in the 2011 shooting that killed Jamail Johnson near a fraternity house at YSU. Police say Jones handed a gun to his brother, Columbus Jones, who fired the deadly shots.

Columbus Jones is serving a life sentence.

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