A convicted felon who beat and strangled his girlfriend in her Richland Township residence last year was sentenced on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, to 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison.
Qadir Jones, 31, of Philadelphia, entered an open guilty plea on Nov. 2 to felony counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and strangulation. He also entered pleas to charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Common Pleas Judge Raymond F. McHugh sentenced Jones to five to 10 years on the firearms offense and 2 ½ to five years on the strangulation offense, with the sentences running consecutively for a total of 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison.
In addition, McHugh sentenced Jones on three violations of his probation and parole, including one for a 2016 robbery conviction. He will serve an additional 490 days for that parole violation, McHugh ordered.