State v. Jackson

CHARGES: Two counts of murder with gun specifications, one for the death of a pregnant woman, one for the death of her unborn child.


VENUE: Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio

ALLEGATION: Defendant fired several gun shots at a man killing a pregnant innocent bystander who was outside taking a walk. Pursuant to the doctrine of transferred intent, a defendant is responsible for the unintended death of a person if the death of that person is the result of the defendant intending to kill someone else.

DISPOSITION: Trial by jury.

RESULT: Not guilty of all charges (self-defense)

Two murder counts filed because victim was pregnant (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Trial begins in bystander death (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Pregnant woman's killer freed (Cincinnati Enquirer)

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