Jon Deneef is a man accused of trying to murder his neighbor Tim Force. He hails from Okawville, Illinois and has recently been featured on the television series Accused: Guilty or Innocent.
He was charged with attempted murder, felony battery and reckless conduct causing great bodily harm. To bail him out of jail he had to post a bond of $60,000.
Early Life and Education
Jon Deneef was born in Okawville, Illinois and has two children.
John was raised by his mother Gail. After graduating high school, John continued on to the University of Minnesota where he earned a degree.
He majored in history, political science and criminal justice while working as a security guard at a nearby mall.
In his free moments, he enjoyed hanging out with friends and attending church services. Additionally, he was an active member in his church community.
He eventually got arrested for an attack that he committed in his neighborhood. The victim, Tim Force, had been drinking and engaging in fights with other men when police arrived.
He was accused of aggravated battery, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Currently serving a 15-year prison sentence, his release date is scheduled for 2022.
John was an Australian cyclist who helped shape professional cycling and marked the transition from amateur to professional cycling. As a three-year national road champion, John also represented Australia as one of the first Australians to race professionally abroad in Europe.
Jon has retired from competitive racing a few years now and now devotes himself to family and community activities. He enjoys playing golf, watching the ATP tennis tour, reading good books on rainy days and enjoying a cocktail or two. Most importantly, Jon is an amiable individual – currently living in Okawville, Illinois as a happily married father of four.
Achievements and Honors
Jon Deneef has achieved many remarkable things during his life, but one of the most noteworthy was helping save a man from certain death. As part of a crew that jumped in to save an unconscious man on board the Swatara, he earned himself the Medal of Honor for his heroism.
He holds the distinction of being the only person ever to swim to the bottom of an ocean to rescue a drowning victim. A proud father to two sons and loving husband to his wife, it can be said that he lived an exemplary life until its tragic ending in 2019. For most of his adult life he resided in Okawville where he earned a place of honor among many others.
Jon Deneef, 56 years old and living in Okawville, Illinois was arrested this October and charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony aggravated battery with serious bodily harm, and reckless conduct that caused great bodily harm.
In this case, he was accused of cutting Tim Force’s throat after a fight in his neighborhood. Although he claims it was done out of self-preservation, he was still arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.
A jury found him guilty on all three charges, but he appealed. He asserts that testimony related to child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS) was inadmissible and the related jury instruction impermissibly reduced his burden of proof.
John Dean is an American lawyer and writer with an estimated net worth of $10 million. This wealth was amassed through his career as a member of the White House Counsel and legal author.
He has also penned books about law and his experiences during the Watergate trial, which were widely acclaimed by readers.
Richard Nixon appointed him as his White House Counsel from 1970 to 1973. Following the Watergate scandal ended, he changed careers and became an investment banker, author, lecturer in Beverly Hills, California.
Throughout his tenure, he was accused of lying about his involvement in the Watergate affair and received a lighter sentence than expected. Nonetheless, he still served out his entire sentence at Fort Holabird, Maryland prison.