Man who killed pregnant girlfriend sentenced to life in prison


An Oroville man convicted of beating his girlfriend to death was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

Olabaku Jones was found guilty of second-degree murder August 6. Jones beat his pregnant girlfriend, Abby Tucker, to death in their Oroville home in June of 2103. Jones claimed Tucker had a seizure and fell in the shower.

Jones was sentenced to life in prison by a Butte County judge. Jones will not be eligible for parole until 2052.

According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, Jones was under high-security supervision because he had been disruptive in the jail.

Jones claimed during sentencing that he had not been properly represented by his legal counsel.