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Cookeville, TN

#1 Jun 10, 2010
I had run across some old pictures from high school. One of which had Jonah Mainwaring in it. I knew he had committed a brutal crime against his family, and heard he had went to prison because of it. But that was the last I had heard of him.

Is he still in prison or has he been released?
tbs

Byrdstown, TN

#2 Jun 10, 2010
He is at the Morgan County Facility. His sentence ends 2019.
ino u2

Jamestown, TN

#4 Jun 10, 2010
tbs wrote:
He is at the Morgan County Facility. His sentence ends 2019.
shoulda got life+ imo.
piper

Jamestown, TN

#6 Jun 10, 2010
did he murder them? just curious.
doesnt seem like a local name for these parts.
Just Me

Cookeville, TN

#7 Jun 11, 2010
piper wrote:
did he murder them? just curious.
doesnt seem like a local name for these parts.
This happened back around 95 - 96. He graduated as the valedictorian of his senior class. He went to collage and came back after his freshman year. Stabbed his family as they slept.

His mom didn't make it, but dad and sister did.
imlost

Cookeville, TN

#8 Jun 11, 2010
It was very sad. Jonah had so much potential and was such a nice guy. Everyone who knew his easy going personality and sweet smile was shocked at the news.
interested

Raleigh, NC

#9 Jun 11, 2010
Where is his dad and sister now? & What made him do such bad things to his own family
Amanda

Cookeville, TN

#10 Jun 12, 2010
To correct the story, he beat his mother and father to death with a hammer and hit his sister Dora with it but did not kill her, when he was found by the cops he was huddled in a corner with his sister. The rumor was that he was so smart he was borderline psycho. They said that he was experimenting with man made drugs from Rice Univ. where he was going to school...
Wrong

Cookeville, TN

#11 Jun 12, 2010
Amanda wrote:
To correct the story, he beat his mother and father to death with a hammer and hit his sister Dora with it but did not kill her, when he was found by the cops he was huddled in a corner with his sister. The rumor was that he was so smart he was borderline psycho. They said that he was experimenting with man made drugs from Rice Univ. where he was going to school...
Where did you get your information? According to the papers a knife was used...not a hammer.

http://news.google.com/newspapers...
Amanda

Cookeville, TN

#12 Jun 12, 2010
From what we were told when we went to visit him in jail, it was a claw hammer and that he had admitted to doing it. No need to be a smart @ss about it, I am only going by what we were told after it happened not after the news got a hold of it. It doesn't really matter does it???
hilda

Byrdstown, TN

#13 Jun 12, 2010
Amanda wrote:
From what we were told when we went to visit him in jail, it was a claw hammer and that he had admitted to doing it. No need to be a smart @ss about it, I am only going by what we were told after it happened not after the news got a hold of it. It doesn't really matter does it???
His father did not die!
scary

Monroe, TN

#14 Nov 2, 2010
wow hes going to be out soon
zsazsa

Crossville, TN

#15 Nov 6, 2010
He killed his mother and almost killed his father. He attacked his sister. The story is that he was on drugs and this is what caused him to snap. His parents supposedly told him they were not going to pay for him to go back to school in Texas due to him failing so many classes due to getting involved with the wrong class. As for where his family is now I am not sure I know that his sister was in school and went back after the attack. It is sad that a young man who had so much potential ruined his life.
old friend

Monroe, TN

#16 Nov 10, 2010
Dora went back to school.Dan the dad moved away,and I think remaired.Someone said he was going to go to school to become a chelf.Dont know if he did.Thay,were really nice people.Thay were from up north somewhere,but had lived here as long as I can remeber.
i knew him

Marion, NC

#17 Feb 17, 2011
Look i knew jonah. he was a great friend. his parents mainly his mom was very horrid to him and pushed him too hard. his grades in school was perfect and he never did any drugs. the real story is that he used a hammer and killed his mom and almost killed his dad. he never attacked his sister. when the cops got there him and his sister were in the corner holdin each other cryin. his mom just pushed him too hard. and the court system tried to say that him playin d'n'd had somethin to do with it and thats retarded too. he wasn't obsessed with it or anything like that. he's still a great guy and had to be one of the smartest and kindest people ive ever met. nobody deserves what his parents got but he was pushed to the breaking point. if u only knew half of what he went through...
rena

Monroe, TN

#18 Feb 17, 2011
i knew him wrote:
Look i knew jonah. he was a great friend. his parents mainly his mom was very horrid to him and pushed him too hard. his grades in school was perfect and he never did any drugs. the real story is that he used a hammer and killed his mom and almost killed his dad. he never attacked his sister. when the cops got there him and his sister were in the corner holdin each other cryin. his mom just pushed him too hard. and the court system tried to say that him playin d'n'd had somethin to do with it and thats retarded too. he wasn't obsessed with it or anything like that. he's still a great guy and had to be one of the smartest and kindest people ive ever met. nobody deserves what his parents got but he was pushed to the breaking point. if u only knew half of what he went through...
If what you say is true Why didnt he just leave run away??
yeah

Columbia, SC

#19 Feb 17, 2011
Amanda wrote:
To correct the story, he beat his mother and father to death with a hammer and hit his sister Dora with it but did not kill her, when he was found by the cops he was huddled in a corner with his sister. The rumor was that he was so smart he was borderline psycho. They said that he was experimenting with man made drugs from Rice Univ. where he was going to school...
To correct you Mr.Know It All....he didn't beat anyone to death...he slit his mother's throat...stabbed his father and sister..the part about the father and sister making it is true...he also did experiment with making drugs...and probably did make some....
i knew him

Ravenna, OH

#20 Feb 19, 2011
look i dont know where u get ur info but im his freakin nephew. my uncle mic was his best friend in the world. i dont know where anybody got that he used a knife or about the drugs. ive known jonah since i was a baby. i grew up around him and my family was the first ones to find out about it outside of immediate family. i know what im talkin about. and think about it... if he's lost it enough to kill his own mother then do u think he's stable enough to think logically like about running away... i know what he did was wrong and im not justifying it. but u never know how hard u can push someone before they snap. especially as a parent. i wish people would quit tellin shit they dont know about...
paper

Greenwood, SC

#21 Feb 19, 2011
According to all the reports in the news he used a knife.
I know

Nashville, TN

#22 Feb 19, 2011
what's d'n'd?(To the guy who knows everything except, apparently, what the murder weapon was.)

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