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Mistrial declared in 2014 murder of Sharlene Steadman

Mistrial declared in 2014 murder of Sharlene Steadman
Mistrial declared in 2014 murder of Sharlene Steadman
Posted at 6:06 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 03:58:23-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A Thomas County judge declared a mistrial in the 2014 murder of Sharlene Steadman.

Court officials confirmed Tuesday that a mistrial was declared because of "an issue with opening arguments."

This is the third time and jury Wade Jackson has faced for the death of Sharlene Steadman, 53.

Her body was found in her home May 2014 with blunt force trauma to the head.

In the original trial, a witness was unable to be present in court.

Jackson has been in the state prison since his arrest on charges of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary.

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