Posted: Apr 13, 2011 2:00 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Apr 13, 2011 7:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- The man accused of killing a mother and shooting her daughter in her Beauregard Town home last year appeared in court for a motions hearing today.
Prosecutors turned over 50 reports to defense attorneys along with 30 DVDs as part of the discovery hearing. Recorded conversations between Aramis Jackson and detectives are on those DVDs. Defense attorneys know they have their work cut out for them.
"I've just taken receipt of it, and have no idea what I will run into," Defense Lawyer Nelvil Hollingsworth said.
According to investigators DNA links Jackson to the killing of Alexandra Engler and shooting of her daughter Arianna. Arianna survived.
District Attorney Hillar Moore believes the state's case is solid.
"Aramis Jackson is the killer of Ms. Engler and he's also the shooter of her child," Moore said. "Regardless of whether there's another suspect out there or not, doesn't matter in regards to Aramis Jackson."
However, Jackson's mother maintained her son's innocence as she left court.
"Are ya'll looking for a second suspect," Lynn Jackson asked. "Are you doing what you're supposed to do, no you're not, too busy trying to play."
Jackson is charged with first degree murder. Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty. Another motions hearing has been set for July.