W.D. had developed a drug problem and while living in Houston, Texas
he was involved in a dispute and was shot point blank by his assailant's
12 gauge shotgun, killing him. This was on August 20th 1974.
George Jones (no relation), a sheet metal worker had killed W.D. Jones.
Jones' was employed at the time as a concrete truck triver. They both,
lived and worked in the same general area of North Houston.
George Jones and W.D. Jones, both had similar dope problems and were
loosely associated with a group of dopers and bar types along Old
Hardy Road. W.D. Jones was at a bar late one night and was to some
degree, drunk - as he normally was. He was in no mood to listen to a
crying drunk woman who wanted someone and it didn't matter who,
to take her over to her boyfriend's house. Her boyfriend was George
Jones. W.D. Jones finally agreed to take her over to the house after
being told that George had some drugs over there...so off they went.
When they arrived at the house, the woman told George on the front
porch, that she was afraid of W.D. Jones and told him that W.D. Jones
was a known killer and an all around bad guy. She told him that he was
also packin' a gun, so George Jones stepped back into the house and got
his shotgun. George came down off of the steps and onto the right
front part of the yard and approached WD.
W. D. Jones thought he was going to get some drugs, but got killed instead.