Quantcast

Jackson Sentenced for October 2014 Murder - KOAM TV 7

Jackson Sentenced for October 2014 Murder

Updated:
PINEVILLE, MISSOURI -

(7/19/2016) According to McDonald County Prosecutor, Bill Dobbs, Carl Lee Jackson was sentenced today. The jury recommended sentences of Life w/o the possibility of parole in the count of murder in the 1st degree; twenty-five years on the count of armed criminal action; and fifteen years on the count of burglary in the 1st degree.  

# # #

(5/25/2016) After a 2 day trial, the jury in a Pineville murder case reached a verdict earlier tonight. Carl Lee Jackson has been found guilty of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary.

Jackson is found guilty of fatally shooting Rodney Frederick in October 2014. Authorities say Jackson and suspects Richard Knee and Robert Jackson entered Frederick’s home in Pineville in an attempt to rob him for money and marijuana. Authorities also say they bound an elderly woman and young man before fatally shooting Frederick.

That woman, Frederick’s mother, is grateful to see an end to the trial and those that helped secure the conviction.

“I think the sheriff’s department, the judge, Mr. Dobbs, and Dana, everybody has been wonderful. Thank you,” says Elsie Henman.

Carl Lee Jackson is the one accused of firing the weapon.

The other 2 suspects took plea deals, testifying against Jackson in day 1 of the trial, one saying that Carl Jackson told Frederick, who was armed, that he would count to 3 before shooting him if he did not drop his weapon.

The McDonald County prosecutor Bill Dobbs saying in his closing statement that doing so gave Jackson enough time to recognize what he was doing, making the shooting premeditated. The defense asked the jury to take into account any bias that the other suspect's statements may have.

Family of the victim say the verdict will help end this chapter of their lives.

“I think we can actually start moving forward, and we can stop this unrelenting cycle of tragedy and devastation and waking up every day crying and worrying is this guy going to walk away is he going to be on the streets with our kids and our family and everyone else’s? This guy does not deserve to be on the streets,” says a family member.

Authorities are still looking for Tomi Jo Stanely. She’s suspected of taking the 3 men to the home and possibly setting up the robbery. The jury today recommended a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the first degree murder charge, that was the minimum sentence.

Richard Knee and Robert Jackson will stand trial at later dates.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Hunger Breakfast Educates People on Food Insecurity in Joplin

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:50:15 GMT

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

    More >>

    More than thirty thousands households don't consistently have food in Jasper and Newton counties and charities say those are primarily the working poor. 

    More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Joplin Man Sentenced For Cherokee County Thefts

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:06:18 GMT
    Christopher WhitneyChristopher Whitney

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

    More >>

    A Joplin man who plead guilty to two separate thefts in Cherokee County received a sentence on July 10, 2018. Christopher Whitney was sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing personal property from rural home in Galena, KS and stealing a vehicle from a home near Rive ton, KS. After the two burglaries, Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Whitney, where they found the stolen items and a quantity of methamphetamine. Prior to the sentenc...

    More >>
  • 6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    6-year-old in ICU, Knocked Unconscious by Softball

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:58:09 GMT

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

    More >>

    She was taken to surgery where part of her skull was removed to get a blood clot and allow for swelling.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.