Deputies found broken furniture, bloodstains, open jewelry boxes and an overturned cook stove in Jones' house.
"I wish I could take it back," Givens said, crying. His mother and father, who were sitting behind him, wiped tears from their eyes.
Bailey told Givens he might have turned out a better person if he had known someone like Jones. Givens dropped out of high school in the eighth grade, said his attorney, Tim Carrico. He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
Shelley Lively, Jones' daughter, dumped hundreds of pages of hospital documents on the table. She described how her mother loved to solve word puzzles and read Givens the definition of murder from a dictionary Jones often used.
She asked Bailey to grant her family restitution, which Bailey said she would address at a later date when an amount is clearer.
"Did she beg you to stop or offer to pray for you?" Lively asked Givens. "She is that kind of woman."
David Jones, Ramona Jones' son, showed Givens the feeding tubes his mother is now forced to use, along with other medical equipment.
"How hard did you have to hit a 74-year-old woman?" he asked.
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