Sammy DeMondra Jackson
Birth: February 7, 1995
Death: November 9, 2013
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
Sammy Demandra Jackson was born on February 7, 1995 to Sammy and Carolyn Jackson.
He attended Goshen High School where he was a senior. HE was a member of the GHS football team for four years and JROTC. He was a member of the Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, of Goshen, Alabama, where he faithfully served. He was a Junior Usher and a part of the Helicon District. He loved God every day of his life. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, watching football (Roll Tide), he loved going to church, but most of all, he loved his family.
Sammy passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013.
He leaves to cherish sweet and precious memories, his parent, Carolyn Jackson, a brother: Shy' Hem Demarco Jackson, a loving sister: Sherkeyra Destinia Jackson, loving and devoted grandparents: Willie and Mammie Peterson, aunts and uncles: Linda (James) Powell, Teresa Peterson, Patricia (Arthur) Tolbert, Annie (David) Jackson, Tommy Jackson, Betty (Eugene) Siler, James (Michele) Jackson, Charlene (Charles) Johns, Betty Sue Jones, Joe Cephas Jackson, Willie Arthur Jackson, Willie (Bessie) Jackson, special friends: Denzil Green, Cedric Williams, Rodney Williams, Xavier Burden, Marquel Gibbs, Johnny Pugh, Tyler Rushing, J.P., and Barbara Woods, a host of cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
Jeb Sharp - December 26, 2013
Three murders shock Pike County
On November 9, the entire Goshen community was saddened when Sammy Jackson, an 18-year-old senior at Goshen High School, was allegedly killed by his own father, Sammy D. Jackson.
According to Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas, a domestic dispute from the night before spilled over to the next morning. “There had been an argument last night between the husband and wife that carried over to the morning,” Thomas said. “This morning, the father took a 12-guage shotgun and moved to the rear of the trailer where he fatally shot his 18-year-old son. He then shot his 16-year-old son who escaped through an open window, which probably saved his life.”
The 16-year-old son was injured, but ultimately survived the encounter. The Pike County’s Sheriff’s Department took Sammy D. Jackson in to custody and charged him with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Following Sammy Jackson’s death, the Goshen community rallied around his family and remembered Jackson for the great young man he was. “He was a guy that was just the perfect teammate,” Goshen football head coach Bart Snyder said. “He was always doing what ever it took to get better, and was always encouraging the guys around him to do it the right way. Sammy Jackson was a fantastic young man to be around, and I know I am lucky to have coached him.”
Matt Elofson - Jul 26, 2015
Troy father found competent in murder of teenage son
A judge has found a Troy dad competent to stand trial for the murder and attempted murder of his two sons during a domestic dispute.
Court records show Pike County Circuit Court Judge Shannon Clark found 46-year-old Sammy Dee Jackson could assist his defense counsel with a reasonable degree of understanding along with declaring him competent to stand trial.
Investigators with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jackson on Nov. 9, 2013, and charged him with felony murder and felony attempted murder in connection to a fatal shooting.
Court records revealed investigators believed Jackson used a .12-gauge Mossberg shotgun during the fatal shooting.
Records show the following unfolded to result in the felony charges filed against Jackson. The shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute Jackson had with his then-wife.
The couple argued over money, which included Jackson asking to use her debit card to go to the store to buy beer and wine. She refused, and Jackson retrieved his shotgun from the bedroom.
Their sons, 18-year-old Sammy Demondrea Jackson and 16-year-old Shyhem Jackson, tried to prevent their father from getting to their mother as he came through the house. As Sammy Dee Jackson came through the den of the home he shot his 18-year-old son in the stomach and then shot his 16-year-old son in the left thigh. The gunfire occurred at point blank range leaving Sammy Demondrea Jackson dead and his younger brother seriously wounded.
Sammy Dee Jackson posted bail totaling $150,000 after his arrest in 2013. Records show he hired attorneys Steven Douglas Eversole and Sam Perry Dixon III from the Eversole law firm in Birmingham.
The case will be prosecuted by District Attorney Tom Anderson and the Pike County District Attorney’s Office.
Clark instructed all parties involved in the Jackson cases to be ready at the Pike County Courthouse on Wednesday Aug. 5 for jury selection in the murder trial. The case was set for trial on Monday Aug. 10.