Jocelyn Norton was fifteen years old when she convinced her older boyfriend Daniel Stroh to murder her father. According to court documents Jocelyn Norton told her boyfriend that either he killed her father or she would kill herself. Daniel Stroh would fatally shoot her father and the intial plan was to kill her mother as well but that plan changed after the murder of her father. This teen killer would tell police that her ex boyfriend broke into their home and fatally shot her father but soon her story would fall apart. Jocelyn Norton was sentenced to twelve years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder.
Jocelyn Norton 2020 Information
|Last Name First Name Middle Initial NORTON JOCELYN N|
|Gender Height (inches) Weight Hair Color FEMALE 57 107 BROWN|
|Eye Color Ethnic Origin Custody Class Admission HAZEL CAUCASIAN Medium/Moderate 09/05/2019|
|Projected Eligible Release Date Prison Release Date Release Type 10/20/2029 SENTENCE EXPIRATION|
Daniel Stroh 2020 Information
|Last Name First Name Middle Initial STROH DANIEL R|
|Gender Height (inches)Weight Hair Color MALE 71 147 BROWN|
|Eye Color Ethnic Origin Custody Class Admission BROWN CAUCASIAN Close/Moderate 02/11/2020|
|Projected Eligible Release Date Prison Release Date Release Type 10/19/2033 SENTENCE EXPIRATION|
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Judge Pamela Gates sentenced Tonopah teen Jocelyn Norton to 12 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to helping her boyfriend kill her father, according to Bryan Bouchard, a Superior Court of Arizona spokesman.
Norton, 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, attempted child abuse and tampering with evidence, according to court records.
In 2017, Norton and her boyfriend Daniel Stroh planned to kill Norton’s parents John Norton Sr. and Theresa Norton, according to court records. Jocelyn Norton hid her father’s gun so she could give it to her boyfriend.
After shooting John Norton, who was holding Jocelyn Norton’s baby and had her 13-year-old sister next to him, Jocelyn Norton and Stroh fled the scene, planning to go to Theresa Norton’s work to kill her. The two left the baby and the sister in the car.
Court records show that Jocelyn Norton and Stroh changed their plans and left the gun in the desert.
A day after the shooting, Jocelyn Norton called 911 and gave them a different story than what happened. She claimed that her ex-boyfriend killed her father after forcing his way into the home, according to court records.
Stroh told detectives Jocelyn Norton gave him an ultimatum: She would shoot herself if he didn’t shoot her father, according to court records.
Stroh, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in July. He is set to have a Rule 11 Hearing on Oct. 1, according to court records. Under Rule 11, a defendant has a right to a full mental examination and hearing if needed, according to Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
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A Tonopah teenager who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend kill her father in 2017 has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Jocelyn Norton was sentenced Thursday after entering a plea agreement in the case earlier this month and pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
The 17-year-old Norton was charged as an adult in the case.
Her co-defendant — 23-year-old Daniel Stroh — is facing charges of first-degree premeditated murder and tampering with evidence.
Prosecutors say the then 15-year-old Norton hid her father’s gun so she could give it to Stroh.
They say Stroh hid in the Norton home near 373rd Ave. and Buckeye Rd. as Jocelyn Norton waited outside
Stroh is accused of fatally shooting John Norton Sr. in the home’s kitchen in October 2017 before he and his girlfriend fled the scene.
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Jocelyn Norton received a twelve year sentence making her eligible for release in 2029
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A Tonopah man has admitted to murdering the father of his teenage girlfriend in 2017.
Daniel Stroh, 24, pleaded guilty in court Thursday to second degree murder, attempted child abuse and tampering with physical evidence. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7.
His co-defendant, Jocelyn Norton,17, was sentenced in August to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, attempted child abuse and tampering with physical evidence.
According to court records, Jocelyn Norton and Stroh planned to kill her parents, John Norton, Sr. and Theresa Norton.
But Jocelyn Norton said that after Stroh killed her father, they changed plans and left the handgun in the desert.
Stroh’s lawyer, Chad Garner, stated in court records that police interrogated Stroh for more than four hours and did not read him his Miranda rights for nearly three hours.
Before his interrogation, Stroh’s grandmother told an officer that he had an intellectual disability, according to court records.
After Stroh was read his Miranda rights, an officer asked him if he understood. Stroh indicated he did not. The officer again read the rights to him, and Stroh said he understood, according to court records. However, Stroh immediately asked for a copy for better clarity.
His lawyer stated that if the case went to trial, they would argue that “he is highly suggestible, does not have a full understanding of the right to remain silent and may in fact change statements made based upon leading questions or interrogative pressure.”
Stroh’s counselor reported that Stroh has been assaulted at least twice while in jail because of his disability
“Daniel is a vulnerable individual and any sentence received should he be found guilty at trial will definitely be harsher for Daniel than another inmate not similarity situated,” Garner stated in court records.
Sometime before Oct. 23, 2017, Jocelyn Norton hid her father’s gun so she could give it to Stroh.
The two agreed on the location, time and day to kill Jocelyn Norton’s parents, according to court records. On the day of the shooting, Jocelyn Norton gave Stroh the gun and he hid in her house.
Jocelyn Norton was outside when her father came home. Jocelyn Norton’s 13-year-old sister was walking next to John Norton and he was carrying Stroh’s and Jocelyn Norton’s infant daughter.
According to court records, Stroh shot John Norton when he was in the kitchen.
Stroh and Jocelyn Norton left the house with the baby and the sister in her father’s car.
According to court records, Stroh and Jocelyn Norton were planning to go to Theresa Norton’s work to kill her. However, the two changed their plan and decided to leave the gun in the desert.
Defense attorneys stated in court records that the two told law enforcement that another man killed John Norton. However, that man was in New Mexico at the time of the shooting.
Jocelyn Norton later told law enforcement that Stroh killed her father after Stroh forced his way into the house. She claimed Stroh started arguing with her before Stroh shot John Norton in the torso, according to court records.
She told the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that John Norton told another boyfriend to stay away from her because the man was in his late 20s, according to court records.
Stroh told police that Jocelyn Norton gave him an ultimatum: If he did not shoot her father, she would shoot him herself, according to court records.
Defense attorneys stated in court records that Jocelyn Norton admitted to planning the shooting.
“If true, by her own admissions, Jocelyn directed Daniel’s actions from the inception of her plan to its completion,” Garner stated in records.
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