Aiden Jackson

Aiden Jackson
Kill Total1
Kill PlaceSleaford
Kill DateNov 2010
M.O.Beating & Suffocation
VictimDavid Cowley-67
CourtLincoln Crown Court
JudgeMichael Heath
ProsceutionAmjad Malik QC
DefenceWilliam Harbage QC
Case No:
Wednesday 17th November 2010,  Aiden Jackson met pensioner, 67-year-old David Cowley at Sleaford railway station and was then driven  to a remote spot at Ballast Pits off Mareham Lane, in David Cowley's Smart car. 
Cowley paid Jackson £50 for sex. But once at a disused quarry, Jackson dragged his victim  from the car punching and kicking him, he then pushed his face into the mud causing suffocation.
He robbed him of money and jewellery and stole the car. The following day he crashed the car and left it abounded.

He told family and friends he had found a body, first taking his sister to look, then his mother, it was his mother that then called the police.

Tuesday 30th August 2011, The trial started at Lincoln Crown Court. Aiden Jackson, denied murder but admitted manslaughter, another 17-year-old boy admitted handling stolen goods, but denied perverting the course of justice.

Wednesday 28th September 2011, The jury of six men and five women took six hours of deliberation before returning a verdict of guilty of murder. The judge postponed sentence until a pre-sentence report could be done, as Jackson was only 17 at the time of the murder.
The other 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons was discharged with no charge.

October 2011, Judge Michael Heath sentenced Jackson to a minimum 12-years in prison.

March 2019, Aiden Jackson appeared at The High Court in London to appeal his sentence, and ask for early release, claiming his progress behind bars had been "exceptional".

Mr Justice Lewis said there were "clear and positive signs" that Jackson had "begun to develop greater maturity in his behaviour and outlook."
However, refusing to cut the minimum jail term, the judge added: "There is, however, more work for Mr Jackson to do...the progress in recent years is encouraging, but it is not exceptional."

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