TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 3, 2017
The New York Times dives deep into the tale of Noura Jackson, a woman convicted of killing her mother, who spent nine years in prison before new evidence, previously withheld by prosecutors, led to her freedom. A written statement given by a friend of Jackson’s, which was tucked away in a prosecutor’s notebook and forgotten until after the trial, contradicted his testimony presented in court. The Tennessee Supreme Court called prosecutors Amy Weirich and Stephen Jones’ failure to disclose the statement a “flagrant violation” of Jackson’s constitutional rights, and overturned the verdict. Jackson is now rebuilding her life in Nashville.