Testimony continues in Jamelle Jackson murder trial in Akron


AKRON — Testimony resumed today in the murder trial of Jamelle Jackson, 20, of Youngstown, in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

Jackson is charged with one count of murder in the shooting death of Jamail Johnson, 25, a Youngstown State University student, 10 counts of felonious assault, and one count of shooting into an inhabited dwelling. If found guilty of all charges, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Jurors today heard from two police officers who were working patrol duty Feb. 6, 2011, the day of the shooting, and also testimony from two people who were shot inside the house.

Jaleesa Moore and Jordan Wagner described for jurors the chaos at off-campus Indiana Avenue fraternity house when the shooting started and how their injuries have impacted their lives since the shooting.

Additional testimony is set this afternoon. Jackson’s trial was moved from Mahoning County because of pre-trial publicity.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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