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Andre Jackson trial day 2 features never-before-seen video

Jackson is accused of stabbing 11-year-old Josue Flores 22 instances as he walked dwelling from faculty in 2016.

HOUSTON — Prosecutors on Tuesday confirmed never-before-seen surveillance video within the trial of Andre Jackson.

Jackson is accused of stabbing 11-year-old Josue Flores 22 instances because the youngster walked dwelling from faculty in 2016.

Prosecutors referred to as seven witnesses on day two of the trial. Retired Houston Police Department Sgt. James Rhodes, who led the hassle to gather surveillance video close to the homicide website, was a type of who took the stand on Tuesday.

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Rhodes instructed the court docket he gathered lots of of hours of video from greater than 20 areas. He mentioned solely a minute or two of that footage was related.

The new video proven in court docket consists of the final recognized video of Flores strolling dwelling from faculty simply two blocks from the place he died. 

The court docket additionally noticed the primary recognized video of the person Rhodes mentioned matches the attacker’s description. The video was taken after the homicide simply two blocks away.

That man is seen strolling, his fingers, and placing on a inexperienced jacket.

None of the movies confirmed anybody following Flores.

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Jackson’s legal professional’s questioned the accuracy of the timestamps on the movies offered. The protection additionally mentioned the trail of the person who was proven within the surveillance video is completely different than what some witnesses reported.

LULAC President Vee Rodriguez got here to assist the household in the course of the trial.

“It’s dragging on in the courtroom,” Rodriguez mentioned. “We want this to come to an end. The family’s desperately seeing justice and closure.”

Late Tuesday afternoon, protection legal professionals requested for a mistrial over a memo from a DA’s office investigator not being shared. However, the decide denied that request.

The jury will probably be again for day three of the trial Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

KHOU 11 is continuous to observe this trial and can convey you updates as they turn into obtainable.

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