Kansas man admits killing son, feeding him to pigs

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 07:22:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man has pleaded guilty in the killing of his 7-year-old son whose remains were found near the family's pigs.

The Kansas City Star reports that 46-year-old Michael Jones admitted Friday to one count of first-degree murder in the death of Adrian Jones.

The boy's remains were found in November 2015 after authorities responded to a domestic disturbance and learned that he was missing.

Former Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman declined to discuss reports that the child's remains were fed to pigs, but said the boy's remains were found near swine on the family's Kansas City, Kansas, property.

Adrian's stepmother, Heather Jones, was sentenced previously to life in prison in the killing. She said she felt helpless to protect the child or herself from her abusive husband.