Sheffield killer spends first few days behind bars after murder of Jordan Marples-Douglas

A killer jailed over the murder of a Sheffield man has spent the first few days of his life sentence behind bars since his conviction.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 8:04 am

Ben Jones learned on Friday that he must spend 21 years behind bars before he can ever be considered for parole.

The 26-year-old, of Archdale Road, Manor, Sheffield, was found guilty of murdering Jordan Marples-Douglas after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Jurors heard that the killer forced his way into Jordan’s home on Woodthorpe Road, Woodthorpe, on March 6, 2020, and chased the 23-year-old upstairs, where he was found bleeding to death after being stabbed.

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Ben Jones has been jailed for life over the murder of Jordan Marples-Douglas

They were told that Jones had been accompanied by another man, said to have been Ismail Mohamoud Adan, who fled the country afterwards.

The pair were accused of calling at Jordan’s home to ‘enforce’ a drug debt.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, who jailed Jones, said: “It was a premeditated attack in that those involved intended to commit violence.”

Jones denied murder but admitted that he was guilty of manslaughter in that he was involved in a fracas and punched Jordan.

Jordan Marples-Douglas was stabbed to death in his home in Woodthorpe, Sheffield, last March

He disputed being the one who stabbed Jordan and said he had been attempting to disarm him.

South Yorkshire Police said Jones went to his father’s house after the knife attack, where he was heard discussing the stabbing with the other man involved.

Jones then left and went to the home of a family friend, to whom he confessed.

He was arrested on March 10, 2020, after being traced to an address in Leeds.

Jones has been in custody since his arrest.

Dina Aweimrin, 22, of Oakdale Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, was jailed for three years after being found guilty of assisting an offender.

She helped the other man said to have been involved in the killing to leave the country by booking him flights to Dubai.

He is now believed to be in Somalia.

Aweimrin accepted booking and paying for travel arrangements for her boyfriend but claimed she believed he had wanted to visit an ill relative.

The police hunt for Ismail Mohamoud Adan continues.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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