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Beauregard murder trial on hold after disability claim

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Friday, February 20 2015 Feb 20, 2015 February 20, 2015 12:51 PM February 20, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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.


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