Jamie Lynne Jackson: Pennsylvania woman burns 9-yr-old nephew's genitals with cigarettes, leaves him to die in bathtub
Jamie Lynne Jackson was charged with homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse
LOCK HAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA: More gruesome details of a case involving a nine-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was found dead in a bathtub have come to the spotlight, including how his aunt, who has since been charged, burned her nephew's private areas with cigarettes.
Jamie Lynne Jackson was charged with homicide, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. She remains jailed. After a relative reported that the suspect was frantically shampooing carpets and cleaning her nine-year-old nephew’s room, the police responded to Jackson's home in Lock Haven in search of her nephew, Anson Landon Mitchell Stover.
He was found dead with unknown substances coming out of his mouth and a tape around his neck. Jackson had legal custody of Stover and his three siblings since 2017, according to a Patriot-News report. She also has two biological children. All the children in the home were younger than 12. Some of them were present in the house when the incident took place.
According to the police, the deceased child was found fully clothed in the bathtub. Jackson told police that she believed Stover died in the tub because he did not get out. Apparently, the suspect washed and clothed him before putting him in an upstairs bathtub. He stayed inside the bathtub for 24 to 48 hours while she cleaned, slept and cared for the other children in the home.
Jackson said she checked on the boy multiple times in the bathtub and told him to “stop faking it”. She also claimed that she had asked the boy if he wanted pizza but he didn’t respond. The suspect admitted that there were ongoing issues with the boy urinating and defecating in different areas of the home.
Stover had extensive injuries consistent with repeated child abuse — including injuries to his head, neck, torso, arms, legs and pelvic area, an autopsy report revealed. He had injuries to both eyes, bleeding in the brain and blood in his spinal fluid. There were also bruises and marks on his anus and private areas, due to cigarette burns. There were abrasions throughout his body. When Jackson was questioned about how the child sustained so many injuries, Jackson had no answers.
“It’s terrible,” neighbor Linda Mauck told ABC 16. “I never thought anything like that would happen here, but I guess it does.” Another neighbor, Amber Pena, expressed similar shock.
“As a mother, I can’t comprehend anybody even though I’ve been through it I can’t comprehend anybody doing that to their kids,” Pena told Fox 56. “I do think there should be justice, but I also hope that maybe she’ll learn from it too because kids deserve their parents, they deserve somebody that they can feel safe and go to.”
After her arrest, Jackson was transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility. She was arraigned in front of a Magisterial District Judge on Wednesday, December 2. She has been charged with homicide, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, abuse of corpse, concealing the death of a child and endangering the welfare of children.