Accused cop-killer cusses, growls at judge and media

This guy needs an exorcism!

The man who killed an Aiken Public Safety officer two years ago pleaded guilty to her murder on Monday and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Joshua Tremaine Jones, 28, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the January 2012 murder of Master Cpl. Sandy Rogers, as well as the additional charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol, failure to stop for blue lights and petit larceny. In exchange for the plea, Jones avoided the death penalty and will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Circuit Court Judge Doyet “Jack” Early also sentenced Jones to a combined nine years and 30 days for the additional charges at a competency hearing for Jones on Monday, during which a psychiatrist also shed light on Jones’ troubled past and mental illness.