A Cedar Rapids man found incompetent for trial last year has been found competetent, and his trial will begin Feb. 14. He demanded speedy trial.
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A prosecutor in the Alexander Jackson murder trial, said during her closing argument Tuesday that Jackson didn’t bother checking on his family before he called 911 because he knew they were dead. The defense said there is reasonable doubt in the circumstantial case to convict Jackson. The jury will resume deliberations Wednesday.
A defense expert testified Alexander Jackson didn’t have the doorbell app Ring to manipulate backyard surveillance cameras, which police suspected. Jackson claims an intruder broke in and killed his parents and sister on June 15, 2021, but no intruder was seen on camera videos.
A defense expert said a Cedar Rapids police dog that couldn’t track the alleged intruder that Alexander Jackson said killed his family doesn’t mean the suspect didn’t exist. He said the dog was panting heavily, preventing him from sniffing through his nose to track anything.
Police investigators interrogated Alexander Jackson for several hours but he didn’t change his story about an intruder killing his parents and sister. The investigators believe his motive was an ultimatum from his father to get a job or move out.