Gang Member Sentenced To 15 Years Over Shooting

A jury found a Rusk County gang member guilty of second degree manslaughter, a second degree felony, yesterday.

Antonio M. Jackson was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine today for the shooting and killing 19 year old Justin Berry of Henderson in 2007. An altercation between two rival groups is said to have led to the shooting.

The jury was out for around an hour and a half in the punishment phase.

Jackson was represented by Don Killingsworth of Tyler.

In a press release, the office of the District Attorney Michael E. Jimerson said, "The citizens of Rusk County have sent a message by their verdict that gang-related violence will not be tolerated in our community."

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