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An Iowa Man Said An Intruder Killed His Family And Shot Him During A Struggle. Then Police Found His Fingerprint On A Gun.

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Mar. 7 2023, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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An Iowa man was convicted of killing his parents and sister in 2021 after telling police it was an intruder that committed the crime and he's now been sentenced to life behind bars.

Around 8:30 a.m. on June 15, 2021, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in Cedar Springs, Front Page Detectives previously reported.

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Once at the residence, police found four victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Jan Jackson, 61, Melissa Jackson, 68, and Sabrina Jackson, 19, were located in different rooms of the home and all pronounced dead at the scene.

The fourth victim, Alexander Jackson, was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot.

Alexander initially called police and said an intruder broke into their home and opened fire. He said this woke him up and he tried to fight off the intruder and was shot in the process.

During the investigation at the home, investigators found no evidence of forced entry and there was no intruder on security camera footage.

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A fingerprint found on a recovered gun matched Alexander and he was booked into the Linn County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder.

Alexander never confessed to the shooting, but he did admit to police that his father had recently told him to get a job or move out of the home.

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On Jan. 25, a jury found Alexander guilty on all charges.

A judge recently sentenced Alexander to three consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole, KCCI-TV reported. He was also ordered to pay $450,000 in restitution.

KCCI-TV stated his lawyers have asked for a new trial.


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