Beauregard murder trial on hold after disability claim
BATON ROUGE - A judge put the murder trial of Aramis Jackson on hold after his attorneys filed a motion which claims the 25-year-old is intellectually disabled and should not face the death penalty for accusations he shot and killed a mother in Beauregard Town.
Jackson faces first-degree murder charges in the 2010 death of 42-year-old Alexandra Engler and attempted first-degree murder charges for shooting her young daughter Ariana.
District Judge Tony Marabella canceled Jackson's July 6 trial date. Parish prosecutors must now hire their own expert to examine Jackson.
Investigators said DNA linked Jackson to the home invasion and shooting in Beauregard Town.