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Man pleads guilty for Sherlock's Pub murder

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Justin Jones Justin Jones
Don Morrow Don Morrow
DALLAS -

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murder of a Good Samaritan outside a popular north Dallas bar.

Prosecutors said Justin Jones shot and killed 36-year-old Don Morrow in the Sherlock's Pub parking lot. Morrow had been trying to help two friends who were being robbed.

In a jailhouse interview with FOX 4, Jones admitted to the shooting, but said he didn't remember much because he was high on drugs. He apologized to the victim's family and said he deserves the ultimate punishment.

"Man I should end up dead, sir. I don't even want to be living no more, sir. I don't want to be here, sir. I feel like I took this man's life and my life should be tooken. That's exactly how I feel, sir. That's why I'm saying that on camera and everything. I'm not saying I will go back to my cell and hang myself. But I'm saying what I did was so f**ked up that the judge shouldn't give me nothing but the death penalty and make it quick," he said.

Shortly before the trial began, Jones dismissed his attorney and took over his defense. He made no opening statement and asked witnesses only one question. He ended up taking a plea deal in exchange for life in prison with the possibility of parole and 30 years for aggravated robbery.

The victim's family was furious because they said District Attorney Craig Watkins took the death penalty off the table. Morrow's angry mother said someone in the system "felt sorry for" Jones.

A spokeswoman for Watkins declined to comment.

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