Jonathan Burns Sentenced to Death for Murder of Jackie Hartman

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Jonathan Burns will be put down like a dog for the 2007 murder of Jackie Hartman.
The man convicted in the 2007 murder of a Gilbert woman was sentenced to death in a Maricopa County Court this afternoon.

Jonathan Burns, 29, was found guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, and misconduct with a weapon for the January 28, 2007, murder of Jackie Hartman. Today he learned he'll pay for the crimes with his life.

Last week, the jury in the case was having "issues" in agreeing on a sentence for Burns. No mistrial was declared, and the jurors were instructed to continue deliberations, which they did this morning, and ultimately sentenced Burns to death.


Hartman was last seen by her sister, Randi, about 2 a.m. the night she was murdered. Randi had dropped her off for what was supposed to be a first date with Burns. It turned out to be a date with death.

The sisters were supposed to meet up again at 4:45 a.m., but Jackie never showed.

Police spoke with Burns, who said he'd had sex with Hartman and then dropped her off at home. However, he couldn't explain where he was for about five hours on the morning of the murder.

Authorities were able to locate an area where Burns had used his cell phone the morning of the murder -- in the desert near Fountain Hills. Police searched the area and about a month after she was first reported missing, a search team found Hartman's body buried in the desert.

Another seemingly damning bit of evidence in the case was that Hartman's clothes were found torn and in a trash can near Burns' home.

Burns is a convicted felon who has already served a 7-year prison sentence for burglary and arson, and hatched a plan to escape from jail while awaiting trial.
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botanybay

"Hartman was last seen by her sister, Randi, about 2 a.m. the night she was murdered. Randi had dropped her off for what was supposed to be a first date with Burns. It turned out to be a date with death.

The sisters were supposed to meet up again at 4:45 a.m., but Jackie never showed."

So her sister dropped her off so she could have a 2.5 hour hookup with a guy she didn;t know. Really smart.

Keith
Keith

There is a reason for Capital Punishment, and thats to send a Message out.Lots of lives have been saved from this practice as (some) suspects may and will stop and think before they act.So as for Burns; first comes the needle, then the Gallows from Hell.

Your Parole Is Denied
Your Parole Is Denied

How many Jonathan Burns have I known over the years ?A shitload of them.They can't function on the "outs". They have no talent, no education, no skills, and saddest of all, no family. They do have their lovely political tats they got on that "4" yard for a pouch and a Snickers bar. Sweet.When they do make parole they go get them some poon... some nasty bitch from Sunnyslope. Then they violate and go back to the joint, where they're told what to do and when to do it.Nice work, Jonathan... no parole this time, though.

Taylor.paige161
Taylor.paige161

It wasn't like that... This guy was stalking her... He called & texted her every single day so it's almost like she DID know him... I'm from inside the family of jackie....I know exactly what happened.... Jackie went on a date with this guy just so that he would leave her alone.. Because he kept stalking her...

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