Repeat offender convicted in teen's murder

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Marcus Jackson
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Marcus Jackson

Marcus Everette Jackson, 23, was convicted Friday morning in the 2011 murder of 19-year-old Terrell Holsey.

Jackson was convicted on one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Prosecutors say Jackson confronted the two victims who were walking down the street in November 2011 about a prior altercation. After threatening them, Jackson shot at the victims at least 10 times.

Holsey was shot and killed by a single bullet wound to the head. The other victim was not hurt. Jackson then fled the crime scene.

In January 2012, Jackson was seen driving a stolen vehicle around the same area where the homicide occurred. When police retrieved the vehicle, they found items belonging to Jackson, including a cell phone, which contained information showing the defendant was responsible for the incident.

Jackson was previously convicted for possession of cocaine in April 2011. As a re-offender, Jackson faces life in prison. He will be sentenced the week of June 24.