Deal reached in 2011 murder

Published 7:18 pm Friday, May 17, 2013

A man who is accused of shooting another man in G.W.C. Homes in 2011 when he was a juvenile, pled guilty to murder this week in Dallas County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Judge Jack Meigs sentenced 19-year-old Jermaine Edwards, also known as Glock, to prison after he was charged with murder, two counts of assault and shooting into an occupied building.

In April of 2011, Demius Jackson was found on the sidewalk near G.W.C. Homes with a gunshot wound to the back and had a deep cut on his head according to police reports. A 9mm shell casing was collected from the scene and a rescue team took Jackson to Vaughan Regional Medical Center for treatment in the intensive care unit, where he was later pronounced dead 12 hours later.

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Edwards, who was 17 when arrested in December of 2011, confessed to the killing when interviewed by detectives. He was taken into custody and was not granted a bond. Detectives were able to confiscate the weapon used for the murder following the interviews with Edwards.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said he wishes to continue the department’s pursuit in keeping those who use guns and violence in jail.

“We are going to keep sending these gunslingers off to prison for a long time,” Jackson said.