Sentences handed down in Tifton murder trial

Sentences handed down in Tifton murder trial
Jerome James Jackson

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Jerome James Jackson was convicted May 2, 2019, for the November 2016 stabbing and death of Odell Chaney, 53.

On Thursday, he heard his sentences in the Tift County Jail courtroom:

  • On Count 1 of malice murder, he got 20 years.
  • On Count 2 of felony murder was vacated, per “Edge v State."
  • On Count 3 of aggravated assault brought 20 years, consecutive to count 1.
  • On Count 4 of home invasion in the first degree, he got life without parole.

Previous coverage of this story:

[ Trial begins for 2016 Tifton murder suspect ]

Jackson and his attorney claimed self-defense in the 2016 incident.

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