Thomas Co. murder trial results in mistrial

Thomas Co. murder trial results in mistrial

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - The Steadman murder trial was back in the Thomas County court this week and is being continued for a third time.

Court documents have not been released, but court officials confirmed Tuesday that a mistrial was declared because of "an issue with opening arguments."

Wade Jackson was set to stand trial for 2014 murder of Sharlene Steadman.

The 53-year-old was found dead in her home in May from blunt force trauma to the head.

The original trial was continued because a witness wasn't able to be present in court.

Jackson has been in the state prison since his arrest on charges of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary.

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