Man To Remain Jailed In Woman's Death

Man To Remain Jailed In Woman's Death

There are 1385 comments on the WSMV-TV 4 News story from Nov 6, 2008, titled Man To Remain Jailed In Woman's Death. In it, WSMV-TV 4 News reports that:

An Overton County judged ruled Thursday that a man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend will be jailed until at least until January.

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Rickman, TN

#1300 Nov 11, 2009
Grieving Alone wrote:
Only the blood of Jesus can break through Satan's hold on you all. Unless you let the hate go, you will never find peace. I'm not sure you want to find it....you enjoy attacking people and making things worse for everyone. You feed on each other. It's so sad, this is not what Jennifer would have wanted. I never attacked anyone, but you choose to see it that way. I haven't been on here since YOU judge me. May God forgive you for the pain you cause. I will still pray that you find peace somehow, someday.
i agree i couldnt have said it better about letting hate go to find peace.another amen.

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#1301 Nov 11, 2009
Key witness in murder trial shipping to Iraq
Mary Jo Denton
Herald-Citizen Staff
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009
LIVINGSTON -- The upcoming deployment of the 278th National Guard unit from this area to Iraq has prompted prosecutors to take an unusual step in a pending murder case in this district. Clay County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Randall Slayton is a member of the 278th and will be shipping out soon for another tour of duty in Iraq. He is also an important witness in the upcoming trial of Jason Hancock on kidnapping and murder charges in Overton and Clay County.
Hancock's trial is expected to take place sometime next year, and District Attorney Randy York recently took steps to preserve Sgt. Slayton's testimony before his one-year deployment to the war. "We conducted a deposition to preserve Sgt. Slayton's testimony, even though we don't have a trial date in the Hancock case yet," York told the Herald-Citizen. The deputy was questioned by York, who was accompanied by Assistant District Attorneys Owen Burnett and Mark Gore, in the presence of Hancock and his attorneys, Assistant Public Defenders John Nisbet and Allison Rasbury.
According to the court file, Deputy Slayton's testimony dealt with his interview of Hancock early in the investigation of the October 2008, case, which began as a kidnapping case and became a murder case after the body of Jennifer Cornell was found in a sinkhole near Hancock's home in Clay County. Just how the deputy's testimony will figure into the larger picture of the state's case against Jason Hancock is not known yet. "The purpose of this deposition was simply to preserve the testimony of this witness," DA York said.
"If he is back from Iraq at the time of the actual trial, he will testify in person. If he is not back when the trial is held, this deposition will serve as his testimony." Jason Hancock, 34, is charged with kidnapping 30-year-old Jennifer Cornell, murdering her, and abusing her corpse. Cornell, the mother of two children, was on her way to work in Livingston early on the morning of Oct. 30, 2008, when she disappeared. Relatives found her car, the engine still running, abandoned in the roadway near her home, as if she had just stopped and stepped out.
But she was nowhere in the area, and her purse and cell phone were still in the vehicle. Massive searches by law officers and volunteers in the next couple of days turned up no clue to her whereabouts. Her husband, Steve Cornell, told investigators that she had been in a dispute with Jason Hancock over child support for her daughter. She and Hancock had known each other when they were teenagers, and allegedly, DNA tests showed that Hancock was the father of her teenage daughter.

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#1302 Nov 11, 2009
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As detectives looked for Hancock that morning, a witness told of having seen him driving a truck in the area of the Cornell home. Hancock was arrested in the case the next day, charged in Overton County with kidnapping Cornell. The search for her continued. On the Sunday following her disappearance on Thursday, Cornell's body was found in a sinkhole in Clay County not far from where Hancock lived with his wife and children.

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge later testified at a preliminary hearing that the body was only partially clothed, that bloody leaves and sticks were found around and inside the sinkhole, and that Cornell had suffered broken bones and massive head injuries. An autopsy report said the cause of death was "blunt force trauma."

The Clay County grand jury's indictment in the case alleges that Hancock "removed or confined" Cornell, that he "interfered substantially with her liberty," caused her "serious bodily injury," killed her "with premeditation" and did so "in the perpetration of a kidnapping," and that he "physically mistreated a corpse in a manner offensive to the sensibilities of an ordinary person." He is charged with first degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse. He has been in jail since the day of his arrest. His bond remains $1 million.

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Key witness in murder trial shipping to Iraq
Mary Jo Denton
Herald-Citizen Staff
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009
LIVINGSTON -- The upcoming deployment of the 278th National Guard unit from this area to Iraq has prompted prosecutors to take an unusual step in a pending murder case in this district. Clay County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Randall Slayton is a member of the 278th and will be shipping out soon for another tour of duty in Iraq. He is also an important witness in the upcoming trial of Jason Hancock on kidnapping and murder charges in Overton and Clay County.

Hancock's trial is expected to take place sometime next year, and District Attorney Randy York recently took steps to preserve Sgt. Slayton's testimony before his one-year deployment to the war. "We conducted a deposition to preserve Sgt. Slayton's testimony, even though we don't have a trial date in the Hancock case yet," York told the Herald-Citizen. The deputy was questioned by York, who was accompanied by Assistant District Attorneys Owen Burnett and Mark Gore, in the presence of Hancock and his attorneys, Assistant Public Defenders John Nisbet and Allison Rasbury.

According to the court file, Deputy Slayton's testimony dealt with his interview of Hancock early in the investigation of the October 2008, case, which began as a kidnapping case and became a murder case after the body of Jennifer Cornell was found in a sinkhole near Hancock's home in Clay County. Just how the deputy's testimony will figure into the larger picture of the state's case against Jason Hancock is not known yet. "The purpose of this deposition was simply to preserve the testimony of this witness," DA York said.

"If he is back from Iraq at the time of the actual trial, he will testify in person. If he is not back when the trial is held, this deposition will serve as his testimony." Jason Hancock, 34, is charged with kidnapping 30-year-old Jennifer Cornell, murdering her, and abusing her corpse. Cornell, the mother of two children, was on her way to work in Livingston early on the morning of Oct. 30, 2008, when she disappeared. Relatives found her car, the engine still running, abandoned in the roadway near her home, as if she had just stopped and stepped out.

But she was nowhere in the area, and her purse and cell phone were still in the vehicle. Massive searches by law officers and volunteers in the next couple of days turned up no clue to her whereabouts. Her husband, Steve Cornell, told investigators that she had been in a dispute with Jason Hancock over child support for her daughter. She and Hancock had known each other when they were teenagers, and allegedly, DNA tests showed that Hancock was the father of her teenage daughter.

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#1304 Nov 11, 2009
As detectives looked for Hancock that morning, a witness told of having seen him driving a truck in the area of the Cornell home. Hancock was arrested in the case the next day, charged in Overton County with kidnapping Cornell. The search for her continued. On the Sunday following her disappearance on Thursday, Cornell's body was found in a sinkhole in Clay County not far from where Hancock lived with his wife and children.

Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge later testified at a preliminary hearing that the body was only partially clothed, that bloody leaves and sticks were found around and inside the sinkhole, and that Cornell had suffered broken bones and massive head injuries. An autopsy report said the cause of death was "blunt force trauma."

The Clay County grand jury's indictment in the case alleges that Hancock "removed or confined" Cornell, that he "interfered substantially with her liberty," caused her "serious bodily injury," killed her "with premeditation" and did so "in the perpetration of a kidnapping," and that he "physically mistreated a corpse in a manner offensive to the sensibilities of an ordinary person." He is charged with first degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse. He has been in jail since the day of his arrest. His bond remains $1 million.





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#1305 Nov 11, 2009
Good Lord .... I dont know how all that messed up..
agree

Rickman, TN

#1306 Nov 11, 2009
lol wrote:
well for all of you who doesn't know anything why don't you try talking to Emily and see what she has to say about all of this! You might just be surprised. And as as the wonderful grandparents, I know Emily called them the morning after Jason was arrested and his sister slammed the phone on her. If anyone is to blame for their relationship with their grandchildren it is them! I also know who has taken care of Jason for the last year and it hasn't been his parents!!!!!
let me tell you something betty jo an billy are WONDERFUL people. they treat everyone very well and would give you the shirt off their backs if they thought you needed it. they would go out of their way to help others. they love their kids and their grandkids! as for your comment "I also know who has taken care of Jason for the last year and it hasn't been his parents" they would take care of jason or brandy if they needed them. i dont believe they would sit back and do nothing if their kids was needing to be took care of. so i think you are lying! billy and betty jo ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE so dont even try to bash them with these LIES! as for emily i dont know her all i know about her is what has been said here about her. BILLY AND BETTY JO ARE GREAT PEOPLE! AND I DONT CARE WHAT YOU TRY TO SAY ABOUT THEM IT WONT CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT THEM! THEY ARE WONDERFUL, GREAT, CARING, GOD FEARING CHRISTIAN PEOPLE!!!!!
Very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1307 Nov 11, 2009
i can tell you it hasn,t been Emily that has took care of Jason for the past year,she only looks out for Emily,she does not take him money
Very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1308 Nov 11, 2009
And it was not Jason,s sister who slamed the phone down on Emily it was Emily who slamed the phone down on Brandy,she can lie all she wants to but no one is going to believe her,
Very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1309 Nov 11, 2009
i pray that God would put the truth in her mouth,before long it would make her feel better,she probably would have alot to say
very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1310 Nov 13, 2009
Was there more news about the case on the Livingston radio station?
justice4jenn

Livingston, TN

#1311 Nov 13, 2009
yeah, i think they were just saying the same thing that was in the paper.
justice4jenn

Livingston, TN

#1312 Nov 13, 2009
agree wrote:
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i agree i couldnt have said it better about letting hate go to find peace.another amen.
our family has about all the peace were going to have until this goes to court.when it comes to her husband,we despise him and we will NEVER have any use for him and as for jason we will hate him till the day he dies. im sorry if you dont AGREE and if you dont understand how or why we feel the way we do then i really dont care either.when you live the hell that we have for the last year i dont think you have the right to say anything about letting hate go.if you have no problem voiceing your opinion then the next time you see jenns kids,how about you tell them to let the hate go!
Praying for you

Columbia, SC

#1313 Nov 13, 2009
justice4jenn wrote:
<quoted text> our family has about all the peace were going to have until this goes to court.when it comes to her husband,we despise him and we will NEVER have any use for him and as for jason we will hate him till the day he dies. im sorry if you dont AGREE and if you dont understand how or why we feel the way we do then i really dont care either.when you live the hell that we have for the last year i dont think you have the right to say anything about letting hate go.if you have no problem voiceing your opinion then the next time you see jenns kids,how about you tell them to let the hate go!
I don't know why anyone would post something like that to you. The peace will come when the people that killed are either rotting in jail or burning in hell. I don't think your family will have peace til then. I am sorry anyone would talk to you this way. God bless you. You are the bravest person. May God bring the whole truth very soon. I have been praying for it for a year now.
very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1314 Nov 13, 2009
i believe the whole truth will come out ,to many people are praying,so all the guilty had better look out
Oh My

United States

#1315 Nov 19, 2009
Someone told me that Emily is engaged to R.Mabrey Jasons cousin. Can anybody verify this to be true? It makes me laugh because he told me over the summer that he barely knows the lady that he felt sorry for her and was helping her out. WOW!!!
very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1316 Nov 19, 2009
it was told a few weeks ago that she was dating someone else,i think a Ferrell,i might be wrong
justice4jenn

Livingston, TN

#1317 Nov 19, 2009
we will be glad when this finally goes to trial,maybe then the family can have some closure.
justice4jenn

Livingston, TN

#1318 Nov 20, 2009
i also heard they were planning to get married in march.dont she need to get a divorce first. lol! but she has been seen with a few shaddy characters,makes you wonder.i know one that she personally got seen with that the only thing he is known for is drugs!
very concerned

Columbia, SC

#1319 Nov 20, 2009
i don,t know why she would even talk about marriage,when she just lives with them,the kids are the ones that are caught up in all that she does right in front of them,i feel so sorrow for the lids

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