Motion to dismiss case against attorney in Noura Jackson case denied
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The motion to dismiss the case against one of the attorneys in the Noura Jackson case has been denied.
WREG has confirmed moving forward that there will be a trial about whether Jones committed ethics violations.
The disciplinary hearing for Jones began on Thursday.
Jackson was present at the professional responsibility hearing.
“My lawyers argued repeatedly for this statement but the prosecution denied it existed. The prosecutors in this case decieved the judge, my lawyers and the jury by hiding very important evidence,” she told reporters outside the courtroom.
She went on to say that they prosecution knowingly also allowed a witness to perjure himself on the stand.
“Mr. Jones is not perfect. He made a mistake he acknowledges that mistake,” said his attorney Brian Faughnan.
Faughnan argued in a professional responsibility hearing Jones should not be punished.
“His mistake was inadvertent. It was unfortunate given the stakes but that’s life of a prosecutor.”
Faughnan said the Supreme Court already handled this issue by overturning the ruling.
However the Deputy Chief Disciplinary counsel disagreed and argued Jones was negligent and made much more than a mistake.
District Attorney Amy Weirich will also have a hearing before the board of professional responsibility, after it was charged she improperly commented on Jackson’s right to remain silent. Her case is pending.