Suspect in Laurel quadruple homicide released from hospital, lodged in jail
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The suspect of a quadruple homicide in Laurel on Aug. 4 was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday and has been lodged in jail, Nebraska State Patrol said.
Jason Jones, 42, of Laurel, was discharged from CHI St. Elizabeth in Lincoln Wednesday morning.
Early Aug. 5, troopers found Jones with severe burns at his home in Laurel while they were serving a warrant.
Jones has received medical treatment since his arrest.
Four days after the homicides, a Cedar County Judge deemed Jones “an extreme danger to public safety” in an order setting his bond at $5 million.
He is being charged on suspicion of four counts of murder, 2 counts of arson and four counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony.