Thursday, June 5, 2014
Kenneth Bruce Jones -- Three's a Crowd in Big D
Jones, 32, a member of the Dallas, Texas, branch of the Screen Actors Guild, appeared in television commercials and several local stage productions. On September 20, 1977, ten days before the air date of the ABC made-for-television movie The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald in which he played a policeman, Jones phoned a friend at 2:00 A.M. to report, "I've done it. I have killed Myra and her blond-headed lover. Call the police because by the time they get here I'll be dead." Dallas police rushed to the apartment at 6402 Melody Lane of Jones; ex-wife, Myra Emmanuelli, and kicking in the front door, found Jones lying dead a few feet inside in a hallway. The gun he used to shoot himself in the mouth was still clasped in his left hand. The nude bodies of Emmanuelli and her lover, 27-year-old local business executive Michael L. Crim, were found in a bedroom. The woman sustained gunshots to the face and chest with Crim dead from a head wound. The next day, the secretary Jones dated found a "farewell letter" from him in a satchel on her doorstep.