Felony murder trial under way in Houston County

PERRY — A murder trial is under way in Houston County Superior Court for one of three people accused in an October 2007 home invasion gone awry.

Timothy Jackson, 42, was fatally shot Oct. 12 when he apparently confronted an intruder in a Warner Robins home on Utah Avenue in Warner Robins just before midnight.

Jarvis Almore, 23, Lakysa “Keisha” Hart, 33, and Deonta Lowe, 20, all of Warner Robins, were each charged with felony murder and burglary in Jackson’s death.

Jurors heard testimony Tuesday in the second day of Almore’s trial, which is expected to conclude today. Hart and Lowe are expected to be tried separately.

Jackson and his girlfriend were asleep in bed when they heard someone in the front of the house. He went to investigate and was shot once in the chest, while his girlfriend escaped by jumping out a window, police said. She ran across the street to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

Houston County District Attorney Kelly Burke said that Jackson was house-sitting.