Timeline of the Noura Jackson Case

Noura Jackson's troubled life didn't just begin the day her mother was killed.Take a look at the details of the investigation and how the case unfolded. 

January 26, 2004    

Formerly Noura's Kwick Stop, 2534 Mt. Moriah.

Nazmi Hassanieh, father of Noura Jackson, owned this gas station in Southeast Memphis. In 2004, he was shot and killed during a holdup at his Kwik Stop located inside this Phillips 66. 

June 5, 2005

The night of Jennifer Jackson's murder.

4:04 a.m.- Noura is seen on video surveillance buying bandages at Walgreens for a cut on her hand.

4:20 a.m.- Noura bought gas at a local BP gas station.
5:00 a.m.- Noura enters the East Memphis home she shares with her mother and claims to have found her mother stabbed to death. She runs to a neighbor's home and calls 9-1-1, saying an intruder killed her mother.

September 29, 2005

Jackson arrested as she pulled in this driveway.

Three-months after the crime,  Noura Jackson is arrested as she drives up to a friend's house. She is charged with first-degree murder. 

February 6, 2008  


Judge set a bond of $500,000 for Noura Jackson.

February 9, 2009


Noura Jackson's trial takes place at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Memphis.

February 20, 2009

Arthur Quinn, one of Jackson's defense attorneys.

After 11 days of presentations from the defense and prosecution, the closing arguments in the trial begin.

February 21, 2009


Noura Jackson was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing her mother Jennifer Jackson over 51 times.

March 20, 2009 


Sentencing rescheduled for Noura Jackson.

March 27, 2009


Noura Jackson was sentenced to 20 years and 9 months at the Mark H. Luterrell Correctional Center in Memphis.

April 24, 2009


Defense Attorneys filed a motion for a new trial, citing a long list of alleged trial errors such as allowing inadmissible evidence, questions from jurors, bloggers in the courtroom and improper testimony or arguments by witnesses or prosecutors.

Hearing was set, but rescheduled until July 17.

May 5, 2009


Noura Jackson moved to Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville to serve the rest of her prison sentence.

July 17, 2009

Presiding Judge in the case, Chris Craft.

Judge denies Noura Jackson a new trial.



Noura Jackson is now appealing her conviction and back in Memphis serving her prison sentence at the Mark H. Luterrell Correctional Center.