Shelby County DA office removes itself from murder retrial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Shelby County district attorney’s office is seeking a temporary prosecutor to handle the case of a woman who received a new trial in the fatal stabbing of her mother.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Friday that she has decided to ask the Tennessee District Attorney Generals Conference to appoint a prosecutor to handle the case of Noura Jackson.

Jackson was found guilty of stabbing Jennifer Jackson more than 50 times on June 5, 2005, in their home when she was 18 years old. She was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison.

In August, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, citing two constitutional errors made by the lead prosecutor, who was Weirich.

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