Woman convicted of mother’s murder to get new trial
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman convicted in 2009 of second-degree murder will get a new trial.
Noura Jackson is accused of stabbing her mother, Jennifer Jackson, at least 50 times in 2005.
The new trial was granted based on constitutional errors during the original trial.
The state Supreme Court said the lead prosecutor violated Jackson’s right to due process by not turning over a key witness’s statement to the defense.
The court also ruled the prosecutor’s comments on Jackson exercising her right to remain silent and not testify were impermissible.