A woman who helped murder a Maryland mother-of-two is set to spend the rest of her days in prison for the gruesome crime in which the victim, Tiffany N. Jones, 29, was abducted at knifepoint and found the next day after being set on fire
For his role in the crime, Bobie Barncord, 33, was sentenced Friday to life plus 50 years behind bars, according to CBS Baltimore. She was convicted on April 26 of first-degree murder, kidnapping, kidnapping conspiracy and arson.
His co-defendant Willard Turner, known as “Philly”, abducted Jones at knifepoint, according to a statement from the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office. Barncord served as the getaway driver. Officers tracked the vehicle’s tag number; it belonged to Barncord’s father.
Officers received a call on August 22 about a fire. They found Jones naked and tied up.
“Before interviewing Mrs. barn rope, a search warrant has been obtained for the getaway car,” authorities said. “During the search of the vehicle, the victim’s shoes were located in the rear seat floor area. A large knife, consistent with the knife described in the abduction, was also found in the vehicle. SP. barn ropeDNA from was later found on the handle of the knife.
According to investigators, Barncord admitted to playing a role in the murder, kidnapping and false imprisonment of Jones.
“She discussed pouring lighter fluid on the victim while a person she declined to identify set the victim on fire,” authorities wrote. “She indicated that part of the reason she participated in the act was that she believed the victim stole her cell phone.”
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Turner was sentenced in February 2020 to life plus 80 years.
State’s Attorney Ivan J. Bates welcomed the verdict in April.
“This is a heinous case that shows how long the road to justice can be,” he said. “I thank the Major Investigations Unit for their tireless efforts to bring Ms Jones’ family to an end. I am also grateful for the incredible work of the Baltimore Police Department Homicide Detectives who worked on this case with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and our office to close it. The depravity of this defendant’s actions can never be undone, but we can ensure that she never has the opportunity to do this to anyone again.
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