A 14-year-old girl accused of opening fire on Florida lawmakers last June appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty, according to reports.
Nicole Jackson is accused of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer in connection with the June 2, 2021 incident at the Enterprise involving the deputy sheriff of the Volusia County. Fox35 Orlando.
Jackson’s attorney took more time to hear the case Wednesday, and the judge agreed, the station said. The next hearing is scheduled for February.
A 12-year-old boy in Florida is accused of attempted murder after a shootout with lawmakers.
He also pleaded not guilty at first glance and was reportedly being held hostage WESH.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told reporters last June that Jackson and a 12-year-old boy had fled before raiding a home in Enterprise, Florida, where two young men found three firearms and 200 rounds of ammunition. .
The sheriff’s office was later released body camera and aerial images about the incident.
“Don’t force me to do that! Don’t do that!” In the video on the surveillance camera, one of the deputies is heard saying.
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The sheriff said two juveniles fired several shots at lawmakers before Jackson, who was armed with a firearm, and was eventually shot and wounded. Shortly afterwards, a 12-year-old boy dropped his AK-47 assault rifle and surrendered.
“Deputies did their best to alleviate the situation and they almost killed 12- and 14-year-olds,” Chitwood added. “It lasted for hours. It wasn’t a second, we fired. We were here from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., until we responded.”
The child is charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and armed robbery of a home or building.
After the incident, Jackson wrote a letter to police apologizing for his alleged actions. WESH reported in September last year.
“I was a saint [sic] “For Life,” the letter read. “I do not know [sic] what did i think! Oh God, I’ve turned myself into so much! I hope you forgive me and what I have done, and if you don’t understand, I understand why you can’t forgive a person so quickly. But I wish you all the best! ”
Acesparks correspondent Daniel Wallace contributed to this report.