Crime

Andre Jackson Found Guilty in Brutal Cold Case Rape and Murder

Last year, we told you about three arrests in a cold case from one of our periodic posts about unsolved murders: the horrific rape and murder of Jacqueline Gallegos. We also spoke with Gallegos's son, Anthony, who called for the killers to receive the death penalty.

In the end, prosecutors didn't pursue the death penalty against the trio charged: Andre Jackson, Samuel Sims and Jackie McConnell. But Jackson has now been convicted and faces life without the possibility of parole -- and the fate of the other two men should be determined soon. Details below.

See also: Andre Jackson among trio busted for Jacqueline Gallegos's shocking cold-case murder

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