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Accused murderer speaks out in court

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Updated: 5/12/2013 4:23 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE Fla. -- As she wiped tears with her shackled hands, Candace Jackson seemed to be in shock over the charges brought against her.

"I'm getting second-degree murder?" she asked at her first appearance Saturday morning. "It was an accident though."

But police tell Action News Jackson deliberately struck her live-in girlfriend, Shaina Armstrong with her car at the Bank of America in St. Augustine. Police say she also hit Armstrong's mother with her vehicle, killing her.

Jackson's next-door neighbor says police have been called to the couple's home several times.

"They get into shoving matches now and then," said neighbor David Johnson.

Jackson told the judge she had been in trouble with the law before.

"I was already on probation so I would have never done that on purpose," she said.

After just one night in jail, and insisting the incident was an accident, Jackson asked the judge if she could be released.

"My girlfriend is in the hospital right now and her mom is dead," she said. "I just want to get out and see them."

Neighbors say Shaina Armstrong is still recovering in the hospital from her injuries.
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Gunny48 - 5/12/2013 1:57 PM
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"Actions have consequences" but we are not allowed to or unwilling to discipline young children anymore so when they finally do face reality they are shocked, in denial, confused, and angry at US - no surprise here...

imtellin - 5/12/2013 6:05 AM
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yeah i'll just bet she wants to git out,, sos she can finish the job !!! she wants to see her girlfriends mother ??? her words,, I want to see them !!! hey you reject from planet of the apes III,, wake up stupid,,, it will be a long time before you go anywhere !!! and something tells me,, your relationship is over !!! run over !!!

imtellin - 5/12/2013 6:01 AM
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it was a axcident!!! that ol gas pedal floored itself,, right after the transmission shifted itself into drive... I was on probation, so I would never do dat !!! a history of violence,, yet she is stunned at the charges??? throw the book at her,, the telephone book... tell her to call 1-800 call gary !!! mayhaps he kin git her a lawyer ???

Gunny48 - 5/12/2013 12:18 AM
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Next she'll be calling obama for a pardon...
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