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Boyfriend arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old girlfriend

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 09:18:52-04

PIKESVILLE, Md. — A man has been arrested and charged for the murder of his 18-year-old girlfriend.

Johnny Ray Woods III, 20, is accused of shooting Dymond Jones to death inside her Pikesville home on June 11.

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Family members initially found Jones in her bedroom and thought she was asleep. Later in the night when Jones didn't wake up, the family noticed she was dead, and called police.

Arriving officers found that Jones had suffered trauma to the upper body.

Two days later, the Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

Police say during an interview Woods provided a statement that conflicted with evidence collected at the scene.

Woods is facing charges of second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He is being held without bond pending a July 10 preliminary hearing.