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Mason murder victim’s family outraged over charges

Many questions still surround the death of Marcus Jackson.  Tuesday, his family was in court to get some of those questions answered. 

"I just want to know why she killed my brother," Jackson’s sister Larasha Matthews said.

Matthews and her family stood outside a Tipton County courtroom recalling good memories of her brother Marcus Jackson. 

They want answers from Jackson's girlfriend, Sandra Hendricks.  Police charged her with shooting Jackson to death in their Mason home last Monday.

 “She didn't give my brother a chance to live his life. He was only 22-years-old," Matthews said. "She didn't give him a chance to start a family or do anything with his life.  She took it."

Hendricks is charged with voluntary manslaughter. 

Jackson's family feels the murder was pre-meditated, and wants Hendricks charged with 1st degree murder.

"I know she had this planned," Matthews said. "She would say different things about how she couldn't live without him, and what she would do if he ever tried to leave her, and I guess she made it come true.”

The public defender didn't want to go on camera, but tells said he was just appointed to the case and was pursuing a vigorous defense.  He said if additional evidence comes out at the preliminary hearing, additional charges could be filed.

Whatever the outcome, Jackson's family hopes justice is served so they can keep his legacy alive in the niece he left behind. 

“He was a good person," Marcus Jackson’s brother-in-law, Titus Matthews said, "He helps us out. Like I say, he keep everybody in the family smiling.”

Hendricks didn't appear in court Tuesday, remaining in jail on a $100,000 dollar bond.  A preliminary hearing date has yet to be set.

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