Prosecutor: Talks Intensify with MSU's Zay Jackson
MURRAY, KY - Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship says he plans to intensify efforts to reach a plea bargain agreement in the case of Murray State University basketball player Zaveral "Zay" Jackson.
Blankenship told The Murray Ledger & Times he's concerned that a Calloway County jury pool could be affected by comments about the case through social media.
Police say Jackson used his car to strike two people Sept. 9 in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Murray. The 20-year-old Hammond, La., native was expected to be a starting guard for the Racers this season. He is charged with assault 2nd degree.
Jackson is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 12.
Blankenship said the offer to Jackson will include conditions of jail time, restitution to the victims and anger management.