Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway Shooter Goes To Federal Court

Ralph "Leon" Jackson who is accused of shooting two people on the Blue Ridge Parkway on April 5 will now be going to Federal court to answer for his alleged crimes.  State charges have been dropped and Jackson has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.  His trial will now be conducted by a Federal District Court Judge.  According to The News Leader this decision was made since Jackson may face stiffer penalties in the Federal system.

Jackson is accused of shooting Timothy P. Davis and Christina S. Floyd on April 5, 2010.  Davis and Floyd were fired upon with a shotgun as they sat in the Rock Point Overlook enjoying the sun set.  Four days later Davis died from his wounds and complications after falling off the overlook as the result of the shooting.

For more details check out the link below to The News Leader:

Ralph "Leon" Jackson

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