FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS-Attorney General Jim Hood today confirmed that an arrest has been made in the 16 year old murder of a three-year old girl in Noxubee County. Albert Johnson (age 51), of Brooksville, MS, was arrested on Monday, February 4, 2008 by Investigators with the Attorney General?s Office. He is charged with capital murder in the death of three-year-old Christine Jackson in Noxubee County on May 3, 1992. The little girl was taken from her home in the middle of the night and was raped and murdered. Johnson made his initial appearance on February 5 before Noxubee County Justice Court Judge Dirk Dickson, and was denied bond. Johnson is being held in the Chickasaw County jail.
“We became involved in this case at the request of The Innocence Project,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “We as prosecutors have a duty to protect the innocent as well as prosecute the guilty.”
Assisting the Attorney General?s Office in this case was the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Sheriff?s Offices in Noxubee and Chickasaw Counties.
As with all cases, the charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.