By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A key witness in the murder trial earlier this year of Lima resident Cory Jackson has been indicted by an Allen County grand jury for allegedly taking part in a drive-by shooting police say was directly related to the shooting death of Amari Gooding, the crime for which Jackson was convicted.
Jackson was found guilty of murder in February for causing the death of Gooding in a parking lot outside the Main Street Irish Pub in downtown Lima on Oct. 8, 2016. He was also convicted on a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearm.
The state built its case primarily around the testimony of Trey Ackles, who testified that Jackson robbed him at gunpoint in the parking lot of the bar on the night in question. When Gooding came to his aid, Ackles testified at trial, Jackson pointed a gun at Gooding’s chest and pulled the trigger.