Judge denies Jackson new trial

Noura Jackson
Noura Jackson

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A judge denied a request for a new trial Friday from Noura Jackson, a Memphis woman convicted of stabbing her mother to death in their east Memphis home in 2005.

She was 18 at the time.

After a five-hour hearing last March, where witnesses testified on Jackson's behalf and on behalf of her mother, Jackson was sentenced to 20 years 9 months in prison without parole - five years short of the maximum for second-degree murder.

She's now serving that sentence at a prison in Nashville.

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