Tia Johnson and Clarence (Junior) Jackson were both denied bond yesterday by Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Thomas C. Groton III. The writer of the article must have meant Jackson and not Johnson as being unruly and making threatening comments. That's just Junior Jackson being himself.........
Accused killer, accomplice denied bond in Sheddy case
SNOW HILL -- Two people accused of participating in the 2007 slaying of a Delaware woman were denied bail and are set to face murder and accessory charges at trial in June.
Worcester County Circuit County Judge Thomas C. Groton III denied bond for Clarence Butch Jackson, 37, of Pocomoke City, and Tia Lynn Johnson, 31, of Eden. Police say both participated either directly or indirectly in the Nov. 14, 2007, beating death of 26-year-old Christine Marie Sheddy.
Deputy Worcester County State's Attorney Abigail Marsh said there are no allegations that Johnson participated in the "brutal" murder, but that Johnson "most certainly" aided in the cover-up and posed a flight risk.
"Christine Sheddy had her skull essentially bashed in by a shovel," Marsh said. Based on "the horrific nature of this crime," she asked the judge to deny bond for both.
Jackson and Johnson -- who remain engaged to be married, Jackson told the judge -- are now set for a June 8 motions hearing and a June 13 Jury trial.