Local Man Indicted for March Murder


A Bay County Grand Jury has indicted a local man for a March 1st drug rip-off murder.

Jurors indicted 18-year old Katari Jackson Thursday on first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

Police and prosecutors say Jackson killed 19-year-old Christopher Purswell and wounded Brandon Junlakan while trying to rob a group of men behind Rutherford High School.

Jackson and several others allegedly lured the victims to the area with the promise of a drug deal, but investigators say the real intent was robbery.

A panel of senior prosecutors will review the evidence in the case to decide if they want to seek the death penalty against Jackson.


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