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Mercer County Man Arrested for his Father’s Murder in Hopewell

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Hopewell Township (Mercer)

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Mercer County officials and Hopewell Police Chief reported today that a Hopewell man has been arrested and charged with his father's death.

According to officials, Joelle Jackson, 54, is charged with murder and weapons offenses.

Officials say, he was taken into custody Tuesday evening at the Hopewell Township Police Department.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Jackson pending trial.

According to Hopewell Police, at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, police responded to an apartment in the 700 block of Denow Road on the report of a man stabbed. 

Police say, inside the apartment, officers located Ishmeal Jackson, 82, on the kitchen floor, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Hopewell Police, officers secured the apartment and notified the Mercer County Homicide Task Force.

 Police say, investigation revealed that on or about Monday, November 21, Joelle Jackson stabbed his father to death in the apartment they shared on Denow Road.