Third Suspect in Murder of Julian Jones Turns Himself In

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Courtesy Toronto Police
Courtesy Toronto Police

Toronto police now have their third man in custody in connection with the fatal beating of University of Baltimore student Julian Jones earlier this month.

Authorities shared this morning that Andrew Christopher O’Brien, 28, walked himself into a police station with his lawyer last night to turn himself in. Police had issued a warrant for his arrest on a second-degree murder charge in Jones’ killing and had been searching for him since last Friday. He made his first appearance in court this morning.

O’Brien, 25-year-old Kenneth Omorogby and 24-year-old Kamani Folkes are accused of punching and kicking Jones to death outside a nightclub in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 5. Jones was visiting Toronto for the weekend for a bachelor party for one of his friends. Police said he became separated from his friends in the Little Italy neighborhood outside the Blnd Tiger nightclub when a group of men approached seeking a fight. The trio named above were allegedly members of the group who ended up beating Jones to death there on the street.

This weekend, Jones’ family and friends gathered to celebrate his life at a service in Glen Burnie, The Sun reports. Jones was an environmental sustainability and human ecology major at the University of Baltimore. He was set to enter his final semester this January, a university spokesperson previously divulged.

O’Brien’s decision to turn himself in came at the same time that detectives in the case traveled down to Baltimore to interview Jones’ family and friends for the case.

Police haven’t named any other suspects in the murder case, though there’s a chance they might still be out there, given that the three who are in police custody were part of a larger group.

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Ethan McLeod

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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