Jackson decision delayed until next week

By Randa Wagner

January 17, 2014

The question of whether charges against Cory Jackson will be dropped will not be answered until next week.

The hearing scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17 was stopped before it could start: everyone was there except Judge Howard Hall, who called Bailiff Chris Miranda to report he was sitting behind a train that was stopped on the tracks in Edison, west of Mt. Gilead. At about 2:35 p.m., the hearing was postponed until next Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Defense attorneys S. Michael Lear and Larry Zukerman request that all charges against their client be dismissed. The team detailed their complaints in a hearing held January 8, 2014 in Morrow County Common Pleas Court, and Judge Hall was to have rendered his decision January 17.

If charges stand, a two-week trial is scheduled to begin February 18, 2014 at 9 a.m.