Paroled killer charged with murdering woman

NOVI (AP) -- A paroled killer has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of an 84-year-old suburban Detroit woman.

Forty-six-year-old Peter G. Jones was arraigned Wednesday in Novi District Court in the killing of Bernice Schaufele. Judge Dennis Powers ordered him jailed without bond and authorized a court-appointed lawyer for him.

Powers says Jones has a manslaughter conviction in Michigan and another homicide conviction Florida.

Schaufele's daughter found her body Monday inside her home in the Country Place condominiums in Novi, about 20 miles north-northwest of Detroit.

The Oakland County medical examiner's office says she died of "near strangling and a stab wound to the neck."

Police say they arrested Jones after they saw him behaving suspiciously near the killing site and say they found the victim's property in his home.

Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014