Shelby County D.A. issues statement regarding State v. Noura Jackson case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich issued a statement early Saturday afternoon regarding the State vs. Noura Jackson case.
Weirich states “because this is a pending case, I am limited in my ability to talk about details.”
“While I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling, I respect their decision and will prepare for a new trial.”
The State Supreme Court ruled Friday evening for Noura Jackson to get a new trial based on constitutional errors during the original trial.
Noura Jackson is accused of stabbing her mother Jennifer Jackson, at least 50 times in 2005.
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.
Attorney general Weirich also said, “Our primary concern is continuing to speak with Jennifer Jackson’s family and getting justice for her and them.”