Man sentenced to death for 2004 murder

Published On: Oct 01 2013 12:10:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 12:11:39 PM EDT

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Kim Jackson


A 43-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced to death Tuesday morning for a 2004 murder.

In April, a jury convicted Kim Jackson on a charge of first-degree murder for killing 49-year-old Debra Pearce.

That same jury also recommended that Jackson receive a death sentence.

In October 2004, Jackson slashed Pearce's throat and stabbed her in the chest at her Bennington Drive home.

The crime went unsolved until 2007, when a DNA test on evidence matched Jackson.


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