DA seeks death penalty in murder of 9-year-old
LOCK HAVEN – Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse has filed formal notice that he intends to seek the death penalty against Jamie Lynne Jackson for the murder of 9-year-old Anson Stover in November.
Strouse filed a Notice of Aggravating Circumstances in the case of Commonwealth v. Jamie Lynne Jackson prior to her scheduled formal arraignment on Monday, Feb. 22.
In the court filing, the DA alleges three aggravating circumstances that he intends to submit to the jury at the eventual time of sentencing in the case with regard to the charge of Criminal Homicide, should Jackson be convicted.
The aggravating circumstances are:
– That the defendant committed a killing while in the perpetration of a felony.
– That the offense was committed by a means of torture
– That the victim (Stover) was a child under 12 years of age.
Jackson remains scheduled for formal arraignment on Monday of next week.