Jackson had lived in the town of Faison, where he had worked his wayout of the migrant work camps and gotten a job at the Cates pickle plant.He was considered a model employee at Cates. He married a Duplin Countywoman and became an ordained minister. No one knew of his past until lastOctober, when he was arrested at work.
Jackson was convicted of killing a man in 1986, after the man tauntedhim with racial slurs.
Faison, which has but one stop light, is a rural town where everyoneknows everyone else. Those who knew Jackson felt he could not be capableof murder.
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