Saturday, 27 August 2011 00:00

Cordova Man Convicted of Attempted Murder & Carjacking

August 26th, 2011 - A jury in Shelby County Criminal Court Division Nine convicted Jackson Martin, Jr., age 46, of an attempted murder and carjacking which occurred on July 21, 2010.
Information during the trial revealed that on that date at approximately 6:50 PM, Martin was riding with the victim, Bendell Houston, age 29, on Old Dexter Road in Cordova when Martin pulled out a knife and stabbed Houston repeatedly. Houston jumped out of the car, and ran. Martin briefly chased Houston on foot, but returned to the car and drove away.
Memphis Police Department & Safe Streets Task Force investigation led to Martin's arrest on July 22, 2010.
The jury convicted Jackson of one count of criminal attempt to committ second degree murderand carjacking.
Criminal Attempt to committ second degree murder and carjacking are both class "B" felonies, carrying sentence ranging from 8-30 years imprisonment for each offense. Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced on September 27th, in Division Nine of Shelby County Criminal Court.
Assistant District Attorney Jessica Banti prosecuted the case.