Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jackson, TN: Murder case against Woods will likely go to trial

The case of a Jackson man accused of killing his girlfriend more than a year ago is likely to go to trial, the assistant district attorney general told a judge Monday morning.

Jeremiah Woods, 22, who was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Sherry Cook in August, appeared in Circuit Court.

Assistant District Attorney General Shaun Brown told Judge Don Allen that, after talking to Cook’s family, it looks as if the case will go to trial June 1. Woods’ plea cut-off date was reset to 8:30 a.m. May 24.

Cook, 28, of Jackson, was reported missing by her family Jan. 10, 2009. She had been missing for 13 days before Woods led police to her body in a field in the 1600 block of Dr. F.E. Wright Drive.

Investigators have said Woods told them he stabbed Cook with a box cutter and that he planned the slaying because he was tired of her.

Woods is being held at the Madison County Jail without bond.

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