Stabbing victim's family reacts to his murder

Victim Calvin Jones
Victim Calvin Jones
Suspect Cynthia Sanders Source: Muscogee Co. Jail
Suspect Cynthia Sanders Source: Muscogee Co. Jail

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Ann Matthews is still numb with shock after learning of the death of her son, 33-year-old Calvin Jones, who many called "CJ."

"I just can't believe he's gone. Anybody out there that has children just feel where I'm coming from. This is a sad situation. It's like a nightmare. It's like a bad dream I'm waiting to wake up from and I would like to see justice done," she said Wednesday.

On Monday, Columbus Police officers found Jones, the father of two girls, lying lifeless in the doorway of a home on School House Drive on the city's east side. He had been stabbed in the chest.

Fifty-year-old Cynthia Sanders, from Seale, Alabama, was arrested that same night and charged with Jones' murder. His mother says Sanders is the mother of his ex-girlfriend and claims the women continuously hounded her son.

"I feel like right now he's in peace because I begged him over and over to get away from that girl and he said he did but she kept coming after him and so did her mom," Matthews added.

Columbus investigators say Sanders told them she got into a physical fight with Jones at the home on School House Drive and says she grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed him after he threw a floor lamp at her and grabbed her arm.

While Jones's family members don't know every detail of what happened, they do know his life has been cut far too short.

"It's real sad. CJ was a good person. He was a great person and he had a good heart. What they did to him was senseless. He will be missed. He's being missed now. He will always be missed," said his sister-in-law, Robin.

Cynthia Sander's preliminary hearing has been continued until Friday morning. Her defense attorney had a conflict Wednesday afternoon and could not make it to court.

She's being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond.

Calvin Jones will be laid to rest this weekend

Services are scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 1 PM at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on 1st Avenue in Downtown Columbus.

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