New Trial Date for Army Couple Accused of Abusing Adopted Children

Trial expected to begin April 2015

Denalee Chapman December 09, 2014
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Just a month after Judge Katherine Hayden declared a mistrial in the case against Army Major John Jackson and his wife, Carolyn, a new trial date has been set. The Jacksons are accused of 17 counts of abuse against their two adopted children.

The mistrial occurred when an attorney let slip a fact that was to be kept from the jury: the death of one of the Jacksons’ children.

The Jackson children were removed from their parents and taken into protective custody in 2010, reports the Morristown Patch. At the time they were removed, they were found to be malnourished and dehydrated. The couple could receive up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 for each charge if convicted.

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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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