Marcus Bebb-Jones Sentenced To 20 Years For Killing Wife
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.- A man from Great Britain will spend nearly two decades behind bars for a Western Slope murder. A Garfield County judge has sentenced Marcus Bebb-Jones to 20 years in prison for the death of his wife in 1997. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of first-degree murder back in February, after Bebb-Jones agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the heat of passion. A Garfield County court clerk says the judge gave Bebb-Jones the maximum sentence for the second-degree murder charge, but also gave him credit for the 1,261 days he has already served. Family members of Sabrina Bebb-Jones were among those who spoke during Wednesday’s lengthy hearing. Sabrina's skull was found by a rancher on Douglas Pass in 2004, seven years after she disappeared. Marcus Bebb-Jones, who once operated a motel in Grand Junction with his wife, had moved back to his native Great Britain before being extradited to Garfield County in February of 2011.