Case Conclusion Date:March 27, 1998
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Description:Murder in the second degree, a class A felony with punishment upon conviction of 10 to 30 years or life in prison pursuant to Missouri law. Allegations in charges were that Ms. Jackson stabbed her step-father in the heart with a kitchen knife. After a week-long trial, the jury deliberated for 9 hours. Ms. Jackson was found not guilty of this crime by reason of self defense.