Boyfriend Murderer Faces New Charges After Baby Found With Cocaine In His System

Woman charged with murdering husband now facing child endangerment charges -Fox 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul

Vivian Jones, 39, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, but is now also facing one count of child endangerment.

At about 7:50 p.m. on July 31, 2020, police found a man in his 40s dead from a gunshot wound. The victim’s girlfriend told police the victim shot himself in the head and she did not know where the gun was.

Jones told police she went into a bedroom and the victim held a gun to his head and shot himself in the head. Jones claimed the gun belonged to the victim.

However, this is not what was found upon further investigation. The medical examiner’s staff found a gunshot wound to the victim’s upper thigh. Jones then admitted to shooting the victim.

Minneapolis Police Officers responded to a report of a 1-year-old baby who was not breathing with blue lips, and found him unconscious, had no pulse, and was not breathing. He was given Narcan, which helped stabilize his breathing, and a urine test showed positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

Jones’ conditional release officer requested a urine test on July 8, 2022, but she failed to provide a sample until July 11, 2022, five days after the incident.

The complaint alleges that Jones’ child has tested positive for illicit substances on two occasions, and she has failed to follow through with court orders.

For additional information on this story, please consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. Woman charged with murdering husband now facing child endangerment charges  FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul
  2. Vivian Jones Charged In Boyfriend’s Murder After His Death Was Initially Reported A Suicide   CBS Minnesota

  3. Charges: Woman killed her boyfriend, told police it was suicide  Bring Me The News

  4. Woman charged in boyfriend’s death  Kare 11
  5. Minneapolis woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend  Hennepin County Attorney