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Woman convicted of mother's murder granted a new trial: Part 5
Rather than go through another trial, Noura Jackson signed an Alford plea, and after 15 months, she was released from prison.
Tennessee woman who went to prison for murdering mother maintains she's innocent
Noura Jackson, a Tennessee woman who spent years in prison after being convicted of murdering her mother, maintains she is innocent of the crime . “Being incarcerated is tough in itself,” Jackson told ABC News “20/20.” “But being incarcerated for something you didn’t do is something else entirely.”
How a woman won her release from prison years after being convicted of her mother’s murder
Noura Jackson was just 18 years old when she discovered her mother covered in blood and lying on the floor of their Memphis, Tennessee, home. Jennifer Jackson, 39, had been stabbed to death 50 times. And while most teenagers at that age would be preparing for their senior year of high school or
Missouri Woman Recalls Moment She Suspected Her Mom Tried to Kill Her
A Missouri woman who nearly died after her mother poisoned her with anti-freeze said she suspected that her mother was planning to kill her after reading her journal. "She had this journal that she wrote her thoughts. She wrote the deaths of Shaun, my brother, and me. And that's what worried me I
Mom, Daughter Describe Killing Family Members With Anti-Freeze in Never-Before-Seen Interrogation Tapes
In never-before-seen interrogation tapes, a Missouri mother-daughter duo who are currently serving prison time for poisoning and killing members of their own family with anti-freeze are heard describing how and why they did it in their own words. "I'm not a perpetual killer. I'm just stupid," the
Why This Virginia Lawmaker Was Forced to Celebrate His Re-Election Victory in Jail
A Virginia state lawmaker is serving time behind bars following an alleged tryst with his former receptionist when she was 17, but voters didn’t let that stop them from re-electing him to the state legislature in a special election Tuesday. Joseph Morrissey , 57, a former Democrat who renounced his
Joe Mixon reaches plea deal
Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon reached a plea deal this week to avoid going to trial on the misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury. Mixon entered an Alford plea, which allowed him to continue asserting his innocence. He was handed a one-year deferred sentence, 100 hours of
Jurors Deadlocked on Verdict for Man's Murder Trial
Act 10: Janet Abaroa's family and Vanessa Pond find little comfort in Raven Abaroa's fate.
Jurors Deliver a Shocking Decision
Act 5: Janet Abaroa's family and Vanessa Pond find little comfort in Raven Abaroa's fate.