Noura Jackson was convicted of one of the rarest crimes, matricide. She was 18 years old when she accused of killing her mother Jennifer Jackson who was found stabbed to death (51 times) in their Memphis home in 2005. Noura was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in jail. The conviction was later overturned and when she accepted an Alford plea (she pleaded guilty to manslaughter and maintained her innocence) based on the time (11 years) she had already served, Noura Jackson was released from prison in August 2016.
In February 2017, Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft, the judge in the Noura Jackson trial, went on television and said, “There is no question she committed the murder in my mind.” He added, “Why would someone kill their mother? It was because she [Jennifer Jackson] was shutting down her [Noura Jackson’s] lifestyle and was going to send her somewhere where she wouldn’t be able to have sex and drugs. And there was the motive for her killing,” said Craft. Judge Craft also revealed his theory to the local ABC station: “She [Noura] may have had the help of one of her boyfriends, because there were several stab wounds. Some were deeper than others,” said Craft. Noura Jackson is now fighting in probate court with her aunts and uncles over her mother’s $1.5 million estate. ABC 20/20 will interview Noura Jackson again on Friday, March 24 at 10pm.