LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today made the following statement in response to 27th Circuit Judge Anthony Monton’s sentencing of the two brothers convicted in the Shannon Siders murder case.
Matthew Jones, 45-years-old, of Grant, and his brother, Paul Jones, 43-years-old, of Newaygo, were sentenced after being convicted of the 26-year-old cold case murder of Shannon Siders, 18, of Newaygo. The case was jointly prosecuted by Schuette’s Criminal Division and Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead.
“This conviction and sentencing is proof that no case is too cold for a successful prosecution of someone who robbed a young woman of her life,” said Schuette. “Justice was delayed for Shannon Siders and her family, but Matthew Jones will never have the chance to harm another young woman and Paul Jones will spend the next 30 to 75 years behind bars.”
Matthew Jones was convicted of First Degree Murder and was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without parole. Paul Jones was convicted of Second Degree Murder and was sentenced to incarceration for 30 to 75 years.