Monday, November 03, 2003

Death penalty affirmed in Jackson case

On Friday, in the case of Kent Jermaine Jackson v. Commonwealth, the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence imposed on the defendant, despite constitutional and other challenges, noting, among other things, that "Beulah Mae Kaiser suffered a brutal, vicious, and painful death at Kent Jermaine Jackson's hands. The record indicates that Jackson agreed to the plan to enter Mrs. Kaiser's apartment and rob her and that he kicked her and held her down while Dorsett punched, kicked, and stabbed her. Jackson stabbed Mrs. Kaiser and he handed Dorsett the cane that ultimately was shoved through her face." The AP had this report and the Richmond paper had this article on the Court's ruling.

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