Circuit Court denies Jackson appeal

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM.

A Circuit Court judge has denied a motion for post-conviction relief filed by convicted murderer Random Jackson.

Jackson, 22 at the time he was arrested on the murder charge in 2008, was convicted two years later in the slaying of Justin Curcie.

Both men hailed from Wewahitchka.

Curcie disappeared from the home he shared with his disabled father in June 2005, his remains, only bones and skull showing a single gunshot wound, found three months later in a wooded area near Wewahitchka.

Though the remains were believed to Curcie’s, it took seven months for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to confirm it.

Curcie’s murder remained unsolved for three years until Jackson, who had been a person of interest early in the investigation, according to then-Sheriff Joe Nugent, was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

At the time of his arrest on murder Jackson was already in jail on drug charges.

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