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Man Held Without Bond After Stabbing Death of Good Samaritan

By Darryl Holliday | November 25, 2012 4:17pm
 Demetrius Jackson was charged with first-degree murder.
Demetrius Jackson was charged with first-degree murder.
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CHICAGO — A man accused of stabbing his neighbor to death for intervening in a domestic dispute was ordered held without bond Sunday.

Demetrius Jackson, 32, was charged with first degree murder in the stabbing of William Terry, his neighbor, prosecutors said.

Jackson was at home in the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue with his wife and children when he allegedly threatened to kill his wife with kitchen knives on Nov. 21, prosecutors said.

His wife ran to Terry's house for help, and when the two returned to Jackson's front yard he allegedly swung knives in the 56-year-old victim's direction, knocking him over.

Prosecutors said Jackson then jumped on top of Terry and stabbed him multiple times. Terry was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Jackson later fled the scene in a blue Astro van, but turned himself in to police Friday, cops said.

His public defender said Sunday that Jackson worked in a Safe Passage program. South Side priest Rev. Michael Pfleger told police of his whereabouts before he turned himself in, said Assistant State's Attorney Brad Dickey.

Jackson admitted to the crime in a videotaped confession to police, Dickey said.