72-Year-Old Woman Convicted Of Murdering Neighbor


UPDATED: Saturday November 9, 2013 7:38 AM

A jury in southwestern Ohio has rejected a 72-year-old woman's self-defense claim and convicted her of fatally stabbing a neighbor.
    
The judge in Butler County immediately sentenced Delores "DeeDee" Jackson to life in prison with a 15-year minimum after she was convicted Thursday night.
    
The Journal-News of Hamilton/Middletown reports that Jackson admitted stabbing 56-year-old Diana Ross after Ross knocked her out of a chair and continued to attack her on the ground.
    
The 5-foot-tall Hamilton woman told jurors "I didn't mean to kill nobody."
    
Jackson admitted that after seeing Ross stabbed, she ran home with the knife, cleaned off the blood and hid it in a dresser. The jury also convicted her of tampering with evidence.

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