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Cory Jackson sentenced in Main Street Pub shooting

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Jackson's charges break down to 18 years to life for murder with a firearm specification. Added to that is 12 years for the aggravated robbery with a firearm specification. Jackson's charges break down to 18 years to life for murder with a firearm specification. Added to that is 12 years for the aggravated robbery with a firearm specification.

In March, 21 year old Cory Jackson was found guilty by a jury for the murder of Amari Gooding and the aggravated robbery of Trey Ackles. On Wednesday, Jackson was sentenced to a total of 30 years to life in prison.

Jackson's charges break down to 18 years to life for murder with a firearm specification. Added to that is 12 years for the aggravated robbery with a firearm specification.

"Foremost, I want to apologize to the family of Amari," Jackson said. "Just let them know I’m sorry for the situation itself. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I want to apologize to my family for bringing the situation upon us. I know just as much it hurts me it hurts them."

During the sentencing, Jackson was to face penalty for parole violation, but the state dropped the charges. He got into an altercation with 21 year old Blake Patterson while in prison. Patterson required medical attention at Lima Memorial Health System. He was also present the night Jackson committed his crimes.

The state argued the murder was a senseless killing. The defense stated that Jackson is a good kid who got mixed up with the wrong people.

"People repeatedly ask me if I like this job and I often times will say ‘How would you like to deal with people that are intent on wrecking their lives?’" said Judge David Cheney. "That’s what you’ve been on a mission to indicate ever since August of 2015. You are a poster child for the statement I just said."

The event that led Jackson here occurred October 8, 2016, outside Main Street Pub in Lima. Police say Jackson shot and killed 20 year old Gooding and robbed Ackles at gunpoint.

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