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Memphis Woman Released From Prison In Mom's Fatal Stabbing

Posted at 8:52 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 21:52:20-04

A Memphis woman who spent more than a decade in prison in the fatal stabbing of her mother has been released.

Media outlets reported 29-year-old Noura Jackson was released Sunday from the Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center.

Jackson's sentence was set to expire next March. Her attorney, Michael Working, said it was reduced due to good behavior.

Jennifer Jackson was stabbed more than 50 times in June 2005. Noura Jackson was arrested in September 2005, convicted in 2009 and sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

In 2014, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered a new trial, citing prosecutor errors.

Jackson accepted an Alford plea last year to voluntary manslaughter. An Alford plea means a defendant doesn't admit guilt but agrees the prosecution has enough evidence to get a conviction.