Derrick Jackson - TX - 7/20/10

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March 06, 2008, 04:12:34 PM Last Edit: April 16, 2010, 03:37:16 PM by Jeff1857
Derrick Jackson TX DR Denied COA by the 5th Circuit on 2/14/08.
Another one close. Was in prison on another charge in 1998 when convicted of a 1988 Murder.


Facts of the Crime:

On September 11, 1998, Jackson entered the apartment of a male and used a metal bar to beat him. Jackson also used a knife to stab the victim to death. Jackson then beat and stabbed to death the victim's male roommate. Jackson then took the victim's car and was involved in a high-speed chase with the Houston Police Department. The automobile was abandoned and Jackson fled on foot. He was not captured. Jackson was later arrested for the crime while he was incarcerated in TDCJ on an unrelated aggravated robbery charge.
Victims - Forrest Henderson and Richard Wrotenbury
Sentenced to death - 04/22/1998

vikkiw47

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October 12, 2009, 09:56:18 PM Last Edit: March 10, 2010, 04:09:43 PM by Jeff1857
Court denies appeal in 1988 slayings of HGO tenors
By ALLAN TURNER HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Oct. 12, 2009, 3:26PM
Share  Print Share Del.icio.usDiggTwitterYahoo! BuzzFacebookStumbleUponA Missouri City cook, condemned for the September 1988 beating-slashing murders of two Houston Grand Opera chorus members, was a step closer to execution Monday after a federal court rejected his appeal.

Derrick L. Jackson, 41, argued in his appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that his previous court-appointed lawyers had disregarded his wishes in crafting an appeal on his behalf.

The New Orleans court responded that Jackson had waited until the earlier appeal had been denied before making his claim. Additionally, Jackson had not directly informed his trial judge that he was dissatisfied with his lawyers and, even after he allegedly complained to his lawyers, he continued to confer with them.

Jackson was convicted of the murders of Richard Wrotenberyand Forrest Henderson, both 31 and opera tenors.

Trial testimony indicated the men had been at rehearsal the day of the slayings. Wrotenbery, who recently had divorced and was staying with Henderson until he could find a new residence, returned to the Greenway Plaza-area apartment after rehearsal. Henderson, investigators theorized, went to a bar, where he met Jackson.

Wrotenbery, who also was a Deer Park music teacher, apparently was asleep in a front room when Jackson struck him on the head and sliced his throat.

Henderson apparently fought his attacker before he was pushed onto a bed, beaten with an iron bar and stabbed in the chest. Investigators found blood on the ceiling.

Jackson then stole one of the men's cars, leading police on a high-speed chase. The killer eventually abandoned the vehicle and ran.

The double murders remained unsolved until 1998 when improved fingerprint technology allowed investigators to link bloody fingerprints found in the apartment to Jackson.

By then, Jackson had been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a 1993 aggravated robbery.

Henderson, who joined the opera's chorus in 1984, had recently returned from Scotland, where he had sung in HGO's production Nixon in China.

Wrotenbery had been scheduled to sing in the company's season-opening performance of Carmen.

allan.turner@chron.com
Justice is not about bringing back the dead. It is not about revenge either. Justice is about enforcing consequences for one's own actions to endorse personal responsibility. We cannot expect anyone to take responsibility for their own actions if these consequences are not enforced in full.


vikkiw47

thank you Heidi!!!  :-*
Justice is not about bringing back the dead. It is not about revenge either. Justice is about enforcing consequences for one's own actions to endorse personal responsibility. We cannot expect anyone to take responsibility for their own actions if these consequences are not enforced in full.

Jeff1857

Execution Date Per TDCJ Website.

Anne

This is a photo of this scumbag :


This is a good new  ;) Go Texas  :( :(






Anne

ggbop

It's been really quiet on the newsfront about this POS.  His date is soon yet there is almost nothing out there about him.

But it wont be long now Derrick, tick tock - tick tock

Hope you burn in  >:(
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man. "

tpgisgay

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Derrick L. Jackson, 41, argued in his appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that his previous court-appointed lawyers had disregarded his wishes in crafting an appeal on his behalf.


"Crafting an appeal"?? WTF could that mean besides lying? If Derrick was there, he was there...if he committed the crime, he did the crime. No "crafting" necessary, Derrick. Grow the F* up and take your punishment like a man.

mj n houston

I work in Greenway Plaza... Hits close to home.   

Jeff1857

Media Advisory: Derrick Jackson scheduled for execution

AUSTIN--Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott offers the following information about Derrick Leon Jackson, who is scheduled to be executed after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. A Harris County jury found Jackson guilty of capital murder for killing Forrest Henderson and Alan Wrotenberry.


FACTS OF THE CRIME
Forrest Henderson and Alan Wrotenberry were Houston Grand Opera singers who lived in Henderson's apartment.

On Monday, September 12, 1988,Alan Wrotenberry failed to appear for work at Deer Park Elementary School, where he was employed as a music teacher. At 9 a.m., the school principal contacted Henderson's apartment manager to check on Wrotenberry. The manager unlocked Henderson's apartment door and found nothing disturbed in the living room and kitchen. He proceeded to one of the bedrooms, pushed open the door, and saw a body covered with blood. He promptly left and called 911.

Police officers arrived at the apartment soon thereafter and detected no signs of forced entry. They found Wrotenberry's and Henderson's bodies in their respective bedrooms at opposite ends of the apartment.

Henderson's nude body was lying face-down in his bed, and Wrotenberry's body, clad only in a pair of swimming trunks, was lying on the floor of his bedroom. Police found a bloody metal bar in the hallway and a bloody knife in the kitchen sink. Blood was all over the bedroom walls, doors, and curtains. Both victims' wallets were missing, and Henderson's car was gone. Two or three days later the car was recovered after a chase following a burglary at a mall, but the driver was not apprehended. Apart from the burglary, police recovered no other evidence from the car.

A forensic pathologist testified that Alan Wrotenberry suffered a severed carotid artery, cuts to the vertebrae, and at least three blows to the back of the head with a narrow blunt instrument, such as a pipe. Forrest Henderson received a shallow, non-fatal cut to the neck, defensive wounds on both arms, a six-inch fracture of the skull from blunt force, and multiple stab wounds to the torso. Fixed lividity in both bodies signified that both victims were dead for more than eight hours before they were found.

Blood samples and 20 identifiable fingerprints were collected from the crime scene, but the Houston Police Department (HPD) was unable to develop leads to a suspect.

In 1995, HPD upgraded to a new fingerprint system with an expanded database. The new system matched Jackson with prints lifted from a beer can and a glass tumbler in Henderson's bedroom. A bloody print found on Henderson's bedroom door also matched Jackson.

An HPD serologist testified that type-B blood was found on a bedroom door. Jackson is blood-type B; both victims were blood-type A. Police found no other identifiable blood type sample at the crime scene. A DNA expert testified that Jackson's DNA profile matched DNA from stains on a red towel and a beige towel located in Henderson's bathroom.

David Trujillo, who lived next door to Henderson and Wrotenberry, told police that around 10:30 p.m. on September 10, 1988, he heard music and Henderson's voice through the common wall separating their apartments. Trujillo went to sleep around 2 a.m. and was awakened at 4:45 a.m. by the sound of Wrotenberry screaming "Oh my God. No. No," several times. Trujillo also heard what sounded like someone being hit numerous times with a pipe or baseball bat. After 30 minutes of silence, he heard the water running for about 45 minutes. Trujillo never heard Henderson's front door open or anyone leave.


THE PENALTY PHASE EVIDENCE
The State presented evidence that Jackson snatched a woman's purse in 1990. The State also presented evidence that Jackson robbed two other victims of their purses at gunpoint, and attempted to steal a car.


PROCEDURAL HISTORY
6/19/97 -- Jackson was indicted for capital murder by a Harris County grand jury.

3/12/98 - A jury found Jackson guilty of capital murder.

3/17/98 - After a separate penalty hearing, the jury answered the special issues and Jackson was sentenced to death.

5/17/00 - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed Jackson's verdict and sentence.

1/6/00 - Jackson filed a state application for a writ of habeas corpus.

12/1/04 - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals adopted the state habeas trial court's findings and, upon such basis, denied relief.

11/30/05 - Jackson filed a federal petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a Houston U.S. district court.

2/12/07 - The federal district court granted the state's motion for summary judgment and denied relief.

3/9/07 - Jackson appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

2/14/08 - The Fifth Circuit affirmed the federal district court's denial of a certificate of appealability.

5/23/08 - Jackson filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.

10/6/08 - The Supreme Court denied Jackson's petition for a writ of certiorari.

10/28/08 - Jackson filed a Rule 60(b) motion in the federal district court.

3/31/09 - Th federal district court denied Jackson's Rule 60(b) motion.

4/13/09 - Jackson appealed the denial of his Rule 60(b) motion.

10/9/09 - The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of Jackson's Rule 60(b) motion.

7/20/10 - Jackson is set to be executed on this date.


http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=3408

JT

"Crafting an appeal"?? WTF could that mean besides lying?

I think it means Derrick wanted to be his own lawyer, whilst not being his own lawyer.
JT's Ridiculous Quote of the Century:
"I'm disgusted with the State for even putting me in this position."
-- Reginald Blanton, Texas death row.  As of October 27, 2009, Reggie's position has been in a coffin.

Elric of Melnibone

Good luck to him with that logic.  I think he is a dead man and is only delaying the execution.  I also think he has an idiot for a client.
You can lead an ass to water and if you fight long and hard, you can make it drink.  But at the end of the day, after all the fighting, it is still an ass.

Banned from PTO 3 times so far for life.

tpgisgay


"Crafting an appeal"?? WTF could that mean besides lying?

I think it means Derrick wanted to be his own lawyer, whilst not being his own lawyer.


Nice to see you back JT.

JT

JT's Ridiculous Quote of the Century:
"I'm disgusted with the State for even putting me in this position."
-- Reginald Blanton, Texas death row.  As of October 27, 2009, Reggie's position has been in a coffin.

spinaltap


I also think he has an idiot for a client.


this is the most true thing I have read in a while   :)
Crucifixion?
Yes..
Good, out of the door, line on the left, one cross each

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