Bernard Jackson sentenced today

Bernard Jackson was sentenced today. He received 18 consecutive life sentences for rapes committed in the Waldo and Armour Hills neighborhoods almost 30 years ago. No trial date has yet been set for Jackson’s other unresolved criminal cases. Prosecutors accused him of two more recent sexual assaults in the Waldo area. The Case Jackson is […]

Sentencing Bernard Jackson

From the Pitch: “Bernard Jackson‘s sentencing is scheduled for September 30, 9 a.m.” Jackson could be sentenced to 30 years in prison.  Jackson is also charged with rapes in the same area where five rapes occurred between September 2009 and February 2010. UPDATE: Bernard Jackson (53) was found guilty in July on seven counts of rape stemming from assaults […]

Update Waldo rapist!

Jackson County prosecutors today filed 22 charges against Bernard Jackson, a twice-convicted sex offender, in connection with the series of rapes that terrified women in the Waldo area a year ago. Prosecutors used DNA from a lotion bottle and a shirt to link Jackson, 53, to two of the five attacks that happened between September […]

Sum it up! #3

Week 3: Sum it up! We saw a mixed bag of information this week about cold cases, DNA, forensic labs, testing and of course, funding. DNA was instrumental in cracking the 1994 throat slashing murder of Theresa Whetstone (Buffalo, NY) and the 1985 murder of Candace Derksen (Elmwood, Canada). At the same time, we see DNA backlogs […]

Trial date for Bernard Jackson

The trial of Bernard Jackson, the man accused of four Waldo area rapes in the 1980s, is scheduled for 2011. Judge Charles E. Atwell is scheduled to preside over the trial, which will be in either April or July. A case management conference is scheduled for August 13, 2010. Earlier this month, Jackson entered a […]

Update Waldo Rapist/Bernard Jackson

Bernard Jackson was arraigned Wednesday June  2, 2010, on 18 felonies stemming from four Waldo-area sexual assaults in the 1980s. Assistant Public Defender Carie Allen entered not-guilty pleas on Jackson’s behalf during the brief appearance before Judge Brent Powell. His next court appearance was scheduled for June 22, 2010. Police are continuing to investigate the […]

Bernard Jackson in court (Waldo case)

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Bernard Jackson, the man who is considered a person of interest in the Waldo rape cases appeared in court on other rape charges yesterday. Bernard Jackson now faces 15 counts of robbery, rape and sodomy. There was a very strong police presence on Monday when Jackson went before a Jackson County […]