Murder trial starts Monday for Iowa mother-in-law

TAMA, Iowa (AP) — The trial of an Iowa woman accused of killing her daughter-in-law is scheduled to begin on Monday.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/RN69iT ) that 57-year-old Ginger Jefferson’s trial is set to begin with jury selection on Monday. She is charged with first-degree murder.

Initially, police thought Jefferson was a material witness in the death of 32-year-old Kerry O’Clair-Jefferson last September.

O’Clair-Jefferson’s body was found inside her Tama house by police, who were there to arrest her husband, Dustin Jefferson, on a warrant.

Evidence found inside O’Clair-Jefferson’s home led police to conclude that Jefferson was responsible.

An autopsy shows O’Clair-Jefferson died of stab wounds to her neck.

Tama is a central Iowa city of around 2,900 that sits about 20 miles east of Marshalltown.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

 

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