Alexander Jackson is a man from Iowa who was just found guilty of the murders of his parents and sister. According to court records Alexander Jackson would murder his father Jan Perry Jackson, mother Melissa Ferne Jackson, and sister Sabrina Hana Jackson would then shoot himself in the foot. When police arrived Alexander Jackson would tell officers that a black man had broken into the home and killed his family and shot him. However soon Alexander Jackson story would fall apart and he would be arrested and charged with the triple murder. Alexander Jackson would be found guilty at trial of all charges.
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After six hours of deliberations, a Linn County jury has found a Cedar Rapids man guilty of killing his parents and sister at their northeast side home in June 2021.
Alex Jackson, 22, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday morning. He’ll receive a mandatory sentence of life in prison on March 3.
Melissa, Jan, and Sabrina Jackson were found dead in the family’s Oak Leaf Court NE home the morning of June 15, 2021. Alex Jackson had called 911 himself, claiming that an intruder had broken in and shot him and his father. The two women were found dead once police arrived at the home.
Danielle Jackson-Parsons, Alex’s cousin and Jan’s niece, read a statement to media members after Wednesday’s verdict
“Alex wanted the world to think he was a victim of this horrendous crime,” Jackson-Parsons said. “But we know that is not the case, and now, everyone knows the truth of what happened that day. Alex murdered three members of our family – and that pain will never go away.”
“Being able to give (the Jackson family) a moment of peace and closure after a year and a half of tragedy and hurt – I don’t think that makes this verdict any easier on them – knowing that a family member killed and murdered their other family members,” assistant Linn County attorney Monica Slaughter said, “but at least now, the healing process can begin.”
Defense attorney Tyler Johnston tells Iowa’s News Now he is planning to appeal Wednesday’s ruling – maintaining Jackson’s innocence.
“It’s very disappointing,” he said. “Alex is 22 years of age and is going to spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit.”
Jackson said he’d been shot in the foot while fighting the alleged intruder over a Browning .22 rifle found in the home. Investigators say that gun, which belonged to the Jacksons, is the murder weapon – and that two clear palm prints found on it are Alex Jackson’s. The box to the gun was also found under Jackson’s bed.
Jackson’s defense argued that investigators were sloppy in their search for the alleged intruder and ignored potential evidence that could have proven another person’s presence at the home. The defense also said two investigators that interviewed Jackson at UnityPoint St. Luke’s that morning took advantage of a shocked and medicated Jackson as they began to blame him for the murders.
The jury deliberated for four hours on Tuesday before resuming discussions at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. News of a verdict being reached came around 10:10 a.m.