News Video: New Jersey Military Couple on Trial Again for Child Abuse

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Denalee Chapman April 16, 2015
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Three adopted children were removed from the home of a military couple, Major John Jackson and his wife, Carolyn, in 2010. The couple was charged with abuse and neglect. During the trial, evidence was presented that the couple broke the children’s bones, deprived them of food, and force-fed them hot sauce.

Well into the trial during November of 2014, a mistrial was declared when a prosecutor let slip the fact that one of their children had died–something that had been determined would not be allowed in court. Now, April of 2015, the couple is being retried.  The trial began with opening arguments the afternoon of April 13th.

Watch the video here.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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