MOTHER OF BOY KILLED IN JULY IS CHARGED WITH ENDANGERMENT
Balitmoresun.com/Julie Bykowicz and Kelly Brewington
Melvin Lorenzo Jones Jr, a 52 year old registered sex offender, is charged with first degreemurder in the stabbing death of 11 year old Irvin Harris. In 1990 he pleaded guilty tosexually abusing a 4 year old girl in his family and in 2002 to having repeated sexual contact witha teenage boy. Irvin's mother, Shanda Raynette Harris, was arrested at her home and ischarged with reckless endangerment and four counts of a charge that prosecutors liken to criminalneglect. Harris allowed Jones to baby-sit and befriend her young son.