PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Court records show that a prominent forensic psychiatrist had testified against a man suspected of killing him and five others in Arizona over several days.
Psychiatrist Steven Pitt evaluated Dwight Lamon Jones during divorce proceedings and testified against him in September 2010. Court records also show that Pitt told a court that Jones had anxiety and mood disorders and features of a paranoid personality.
Pitt assisted in high-profile cases including the JonBenet Ramsey investigation in Colorado. He was killed on May 31. Paralegals Veleria Sharp and Laura Anderson were killed on June 1, and worked for the law firm that represented Jones' wife during the divorce.
Police also suspect Jones of killing Marshall Levine, a 72-year-old counselor and life coach, and a man and woman whose bodies were found in a suburban Phoenix home on Monday. They haven't been identified.
Authorities say they were trailing Jones for several days and he killed himself Monday as police closed in. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Jones' ex-wife, Connie, said her current husband, a retired Phoenix Police detective, recognized the connection to her divorce and the crime scenes, and notified authorities.
Court documents also show Jones having a GED, but no job, along with a history of Domestic Violence. Jones married his ex-wife from 1988 ot 2010. In 2009, Junes was accused of Domestic Violence, and Connie received an Order of Protection against Jones. She tape-recorded Jones' threatening of her, saying:
"I'll knock your [expletive deleted] head off, "
"...Mother doesn't give a [expletive deleted] about you."
"...You're playing with the wrong [expletive deleted]."
"...I'll take you out to the [expletive deleted] pool and drown you."
Connie Jones got sole custody of her children, and Jones also hired Steven Pitt from to do an evaluation of Jones, paying Jones $25,000. Meanwhile, for her divorce, Connie Jones had an attorney named Elizabeth Feldman. It was at her firm that two paralegals were shot and killed on Friday.