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Jun 20, 2017

Jamaal Jackson back to jail for gun possession during attempted robbery

Jamaal Jackson

Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith also dealt with the case of thirty-two -year old Jamaal Jackson who was on remand awaiting sentencing for the offense of kept unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The Chief Magistrate imposed a three-year sentence on both counts and ordered they run concurrently so Jackson will spend only three years instead of six years behind bars. In mitigation, his mother Alicia Roches, asked the court for leniency noting that Jackson is the father of a seven- year-old boy. Roches said that since the allegations that her son shot at a police woman hit social media, she has lost business and with her only help behind bars, life for her has become rough. But Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith in finding Jackson guilty said she cannot ignore his criminal history. Jackson was charged for murder but acquitted and after beating that murder charge, he was convicted in 2005 for keeping an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. In the most recent case, Jackson was found with a gun on February twenty-ninth, 2016. It is believed he was one of two men who waited for a person who went to make a deposit at the Nova Scotia Bank. But before he and his alleged accomplice moved to rob the person, a police mobile passed by on Albert Street and the alleged robbers got jumpy and fired shots at the police mobile. The cops fired back at the gunman who was pursued. Jackson sustained a cut injury and police followed the blood trail which led them to him after the incident.  The robbery was never successful.


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