Decide will rule on regardless of whether prosecutors can see medical information for Alexander Jackson, who’s accused of killing his dad and mom, sister
CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Cedar Rapids law enforcement officers testified Wednesday that Alexander Jackson, charged with killing his dad and mom and sister, didn’t question them to depart the ambulance or medical center space when he was becoming handled for a gunshot damage to his foot.
Officer Timothy Brown reported he rode in the ambulance from Jackson’s property in northeast Cedar Rapids to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Clinic.
Linn County prosecutors are trying to get obtain to Jackson’s medical information and comments he designed to medical staff the day he was becoming treated for a gunshot wound.
Jackson’s attorneys are resisting, arguing medical documents are privileged and safeguarded by legislation, top to the Wednesday hearing in advance of Sixth Judicial District Main Decide Lars Anderson, who will rule on the concern.
Brown explained Wednesday that police were known as to the Jackson property in northeast Cedar Rapids on June 15, where they observed 3 Jackson spouse and children members fatally shot: the father, Jan Jackson, 61 the mother, Melissa Jackson, 68 and the daughter, Sabrina Jackson, 19.
Jackson, 20, a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School graduate and pupil at the College of Iowa, is charged with three counts of initially-degree murder.
He was not at Wednesday’s hearing and stays in the Linn County Jail under a $3 million hard cash-only bail.
Jackson told law enforcement the working day of the slayings that he’d been woke up by the sound of gunfire and was shot in the foot as he struggled about a rifle with a masked intruder.
Alexander Ken Jackson, 20, seems June 16 via video for his first court appearance with Assistant Community Defender Lindsay Garner at the Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. Jackson is charged with three counts of very first-degree murder in the shooting fatalities of his father, Jan Perry Jackson, 61 his mother, Melissa Ferne Jackson, 68 and his sister, Sabrina Hana Jackson, 19. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Assistant Linn County Attorney Monica Slaughter requested Brown if ambulance staff reported they wouldn’t take care of Jackson if police were not with them. Brown explained no.
She asked if Jackson had asked Brown to depart. He reported no.
Brown said there is a recording of what happened in the ambulance and at the medical center simply because he was donning a overall body camera.
On cross-examination by a single of Jackson’s lawyer, Tyler Johnston, Brown reported throughout the ambulance ride he did not know if Jackson’s story about an intruder was accurate or not. He admitted to obtaining no “proof” it wasn’t correct.
At the medical center
Cedar Rapids police Investigator Matt Denlinger stated he went to Jackson’s medical center room and that Brown went into the hallway, leaving his physique digital camera in the place. Denlinger said he and at minimum a single other officer stayed in the room throughout Jackson’s treatment.
On cross-evaluation, Denlinger claimed he go through Jackson his Miranda rights at the starting of his interview, in scenario Jackson went from staying a victim to a suspect.
Johnston questioned if Denlinger examine Jackson his rights below the HIPAA-patient’s proper to privateness about health info.
Denlinger claimed no. It is not his job to inform a suspect of those people legal rights. Jackson, he stated, did request or “invite” the police to investigate the slayings when he documented the shootings.
Slaughter and Johnston submitted created briefs to the choose, who gave them till July 7 to insert responses to arguments.
Prosecutors also filed a movement inquiring the court to give them access to Jackson’s faculty transcripts, but that movement was not mentioned in open up courtroom.
Jackson identified as 911, telling the dispatcher he and his father had been shot by a masked intruder. Officers arrived at the Jackson property, 4414 Oak Leaf Ct. NE, at 8:30 a.m. to locate the 3 household users had been fatally shot multiple occasions.
Investigators located no evidence of forced entry or theft at the house, in accordance to the felony grievance.
They found a 22-caliber Browning semi-automatic rifle in the house that police imagine is the murder weapon. Jackson explained he and his father experienced remaining it on the fireplace right after cleansing it the night time prior to, the grievance mentioned.
A prosecutor, throughout Jackson’s original court docket visual appearance, claimed Jackson “concocted” the story of a masked intruder to address up the “execution” of his family members.
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