LANSING - After 3 days of deliberations, a jury has convicted Darius Jackson, but not of murder. Thursday morning, the jury decided to convict the 24 year old Jackson of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Justin Weck. The jury could have convicted Jackson of 2nd degree murder, but decided on the lesser charge.
Weck was shot to death March 1st, 2008, outside a Donora Street residence in Lansing. Prosecutor's contended that Jackson told another man, Maurice Clouse to shoot Weck. Clouse, who testified during the trial, has already pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and will be sentenced next month.
Jackson's sentencing is set for March 11th. He faces up to 15 years in prison.