Attorneys feel it will take three weeks for a double murder trial from 2015 to conclude in court next year.
Gregory Lee Jackson, 36, will stand trial for the murders of his father Leon Jackson and stepmother Shirley Jackson beginning September 8th, 2020 in Clay Circuit Court.
Gregory Jackson is accused of entering the Maupin Hollow home of his father and stepmother, located on Burchell Branch Road, just off Ky. 638 and killing them.
Police say the shooting took place on November 25th, 2015 but wasn’t discovered until weeks later.
The Jackson’s pastor, Chris Roberts, had not seen the couple for two weeks in early December 2015 and decided to go to their home and check on them. He found the body of Leon Jackson just outside the home.
Jackson was charged with two counts of murder; burglary 1st degree; tampering with physical evidence; convicted felon in possession of a firearm, theft of identity of another without consent and theft by unlawful taking/disp. of a firearm.
Jackson is accused of taking the spent shell casings he used in the shooting and then taking the Mossberg model 460KA .22 magnum with scope, a Rossi 410 and a FEG mm 1197 nine-millimeter pistol.
Jackson’s girlfriend at the time of the incident, Erica Frasure, appeared in court Monday on charges of hindering prosecution/apprehension 1st and complicity to a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. She is set for a pretrial on September 8, 2020.
Frasure, 36, of Browning Road (Pineville) allegedly gave police false and misleading information during the investigation and allowed Jackson to have a firearm in her house.