Judge in suspect’s old case had police security

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Judge Susanna Pineda says she doesn’t remember 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones or the divorce proceedings she oversaw as a former family court judge. (Source: superiorcourt.maricopa.gov) Judge Susanna Pineda says she doesn’t remember 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones or the divorce proceedings she oversaw as a former family court judge. (Source: superiorcourt.maricopa.gov)
Dwight Jones. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Dwight Jones. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (AP) -

An Arizona judge who oversaw the divorce of a man suspected of killing six people with varying degrees of connection to the case says police provided a security detail outside her home.

Judge Susanna Pineda says she doesn’t remember 56-year-old Dwight Lamon Jones or the divorce proceedings she oversaw as a former family court judge.

In a video posted online, Jones, who fatally shot himself in a Scottsdale hotel room on Monday, mentioned Pineda by name as he griped about the divorce.

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Jones is suspected of killing a forensic psychiatrist who testified against him in the case, two paralegals who worked at the law firm that represented his ex-wife and a counselor who worked in office space previously held by one of Jones’ son’s counselors. Police haven’t revealed his link to two other victims.

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Pineda said police notified her on Sunday about her connection to the suspect and posted about three or four officers outside her home.

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