With family looking on, Donald Jones quietly went to his death in the execution chamber at the Bonne Terre prison. Jones died for the beating and stabbing death of his grandmother. She had refused to give him money to buy drugs. Jones killed his grandmother, stold her car, a VCR and some money. He sold the car and VCR and used the money to buy drugs. Jones claimed crack cocaine had created a monster inside his head that led him to kill his grandmother. A dozen family members witnessed the execution, the first carried out at the Eastern Correction Center in Bonne Terre. Executions previously had been carried out at the prison in Potosi. Jones declined the sedative offered to condemned prisoners. Jones was pronounced dead at 12:07am.