Evansville crime spree suspect pleads guilty to murder, other charges

Published: Apr. 22, 2015 at 2:10 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM CDT
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John Vernon Jackson Jr. (FILE)
John Vernon Jackson Jr. (FILE)

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - John Vernon Jackson Jr., the man charged in the stabbing death of Nicholas Mathew, has pleaded guilty.

Jackson was charged with murder, attempted murder, and robbery in a crime spree that spanned four days in December 2013.

The prosecutor's office says Jackson also pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted murder.

We're told Jackson will be sentenced to 65 years for the murder charge, 50 for the attempted murder and 20 for the robbery charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

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