Jerry Jackson, Virginia

 

August 18, 2011

Jerry Terrell Jackson was executed by the state of Virginia on August 18, 2011. Jerry was pronounced dead at 9:14 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Greenville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Virginia. Jerry was 30 years of age. He was executed for the rape, murder, and robbery of 88-year-old Ruth Phillips on August 26, 2001, in her Williamsburg, Virginia home.

As a child, Jerry was abused physically, psychologically, and sexually. Jerry’s parents were divorced and he lived with his mother and step-father for much of his childhood. As a child, he was diagnosed with attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder and depression. Jerry would frequently act out at school, and was eventually placed in a special school.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Ruth Phillips. Please pray for the family of Jerry Jackson.

 

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