Lincoln Woman Sentenced to Prison in Connection with Death of Young Girl

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

A Lincoln woman has been given four to five years in prison in connection with the death of a 12-year-old girl.

Twenty-four-year-old Ashley Jackson was sentenced Wednesday for the March 2012 overdose death of the girl, who was brought to Jackson’s home to babysit her infant twins.

Prosecutors say Jackson smoked methamphetamine and gave the girl and other people present alcohol and drugs. Police say Jackson left, and the girl was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man. She then died of a prescription drug overdose.

Jackson pleaded no contest to child abuse resulting in death in December. She was arrested in March on a warrant after she failed to show up for sentencing.

  • Really???

    5 years?? that is all?? I would lose it if someone did that to my twelve year old..she wouldnt have been able to be arrested after not showing up to sentencing, she would have been six foot under ( and why was there not more time added on for that?) Meth is a sick sick drug

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  • not-so-shocked

    meth is a sick drug. this woman is young and had children of her own. its a sad, sad story, but why make it eve worse by giving her tons of prison time? im sure she lives with the regret daily, and now cannot even see her kids. people can change.

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  • Christina

    Yeah cause she really is showing lots of regret in this initial mugshot.

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