Second suspect charged in playground shooting
MILWAUKEE - Jamey Jackson walked into court for an appearance that lasted less than 5 minutes. He's accused of being at the playground at 28th and Clarke and being a felon in possession of a firearm the night 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was shot in the back of the head.
His public defender argued the state's case is weak.
"Within the criminal complaint Mr. Jackson is identified by a young minor citizen witness through a photo array as running from the scene possessing a gun, but the only person within the criminal complaint and to my knowledge who has stated has he fired a shot is the co-defendant, the other person who faces greater criminal penalties and who would have sufficient motivation to voice blame on Mr. Jackson," said public defender Greg Rendon.
Jackson has been in court before. In July 2000, Jackson was charged with possessing a dangerous weapon by a child. The next month he was accused of beating a man, and was charged with disorderly conduct. In 2003 he was found guilty of reckless homicide for killing a teen.
Jackson served a ten year sentence, and has been out of jail for about a year, and is serving 8 years supervision, which means he likely will stay in jail and won't be able to post bond.
"He does face 8 years confinement if he's revoked. The bail amount doesn't matter," Rendon said.