An assistant Shelby County prosecutor is cleared of any wrong doing in connection to the high-profile murder case. Steve Jones went before an ethics panel in late January and was facing disciplinary action concerning his law license.
Jones did not turn over a key witness statement in the Noura Jackson trial until after a jury convicted her.
Jackson is the east Memphis teen that was convicted of stabbing her mother to death in 2005.
The legal panel concluded that Jones shouldn’t be disciplined because he did not intentionally fail to turn over the information.
The conviction was overturned in 2014 because the Tennessee Supreme Court found Jackson did not get a fair trial. One of the reasons cited was that witness statement being kept from Jackson’s lawyers.
District Attorney Amy Weirich is facing similar ethics charges. She goes before the panel later this month.
She released this statement Thursday afternoon about the Jones’ decision.
“I am grateful to the hearing panel for their hard work and for this thorough and well-reasoned opinion. I am so happy for Steve and his family and for this affirmation of his integrity and professionalism.”