Bail set at $5M for Nebraska quadruple killing suspect

Rememberances are now set for the three members of the Twiford family that was killed last week in Laurel, Nebraska.
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 2:53 PM CDT
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(AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a man suspected of killing four people in the small northeast Nebraska town of Laurel last week.

Court records show 42-year-old Jason Jones would have to put up 10% - or $500,000 - to be released from jail while he awaits trial on four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson, and four weapons counts.

Police say Jones killed his neighbor, 53-year-old Michele Ebeling, early Thursday morning then went to a nearby home and killed 86-year-old Gene Twiford; his wife, 85-year-old Janet Twiford; and their 55-year-old daughter, Dana Twiford.

Investigators say gunfire is suspected to have played a part in the Laurel, Nebraska incident that took four lives Thursday.

Police say Jones set fire to both houses, severely burning himself in the process.

He remains hospitalized in a Lincoln burn unit.

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