Case Continues in Jacques Retrial

By: Mike Mueller
By: Mike Mueller

The case continues Monday for a Valley murder trial that took more than four years to charge as a new witness provided some emotional comments against the defense.

The latest trial of Aimee Jacques began Monday morning in Waynesboro Circuit Court. Jacques is charged in connection with the 2000 murder of Tyrone Davis. His first trial ended in a hung jury last month.

The commonwealth claims Jacques was present in Davis's Brandon Ladd apartment the night of the murder. The defense counters Jacques was intimidated by the other two men involved.

Monday's case was highlighted by a new witness, an inmate who was visibly shaken when testifying. He says Jacques approached him in the Augusta County Jail and told him he went to Davis's apartment that night. Jacques told him that "He robs drug dealers because they are soft and retaliation would be slim to none." He also admitted to taking Davis' gun.

Jacques was arrested later for a separate crime, in which Davis's gun was used. The defense argues that linking the gun to Jacques is circumstantial and there is no evidence placing him at the murder. The trial continues Tuesday morning.

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