The brother of a Fort Meade soldier convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl was indicted yesterday in the same killing.
A county grand jury indicted James Jackson, 27, for first-degree murder in the November 1989 death of Sun Young Chong, a Meade High School sophomore.
Jackson's brother, 27-year-old Jessie Jackson, said last month before being sentenced that he would testify that the firebombing and fatal shooting at the girl's home in the Pioneer City area of Severn was James' idea. Jessie Jackson was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and arson and being an accessory before the fact in murder and arson.
James Jackson was arrested May 1 in his hometown of Washington, Ga. He was returned to Anne Arundel County four days later to stand trial. He is being held without bond at the county detention center.