Akron man found guilty of strangling woman, setting body on fire
WJW / Summit County
Daniel Lee Jones, 47, of Akron, was found guilty on two counts of murder, two counts of tampering with evidence, one count of felonious assault and one count of gross abuse of a corpse.

By Jen Steer, WJW

AKRON, Ohio (WJW) -- Daniel Lee Jones, 47, was found guilty Tuesday by a Summit County jury on two counts of murder, two counts of tampering with evidence, one count of felonious assault and one count of gross abuse of a corpse in the 2018 death of 44-year-old Kerri Blondheim.

The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office said the pair got into an argument at Jones’ apartment in Akron on Sept. 23, 2018. He strangled Blondheim and broke every bone in her throat, according to investigators.

In an attempt to cover up the murder, Jones dumped her body in a wooded area on Van Buren Road near the New Franklin-Barberton border. That’s where he covered Blondheim with a mattress and set both on fire, prosecutors said.

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