Plea entered in firebombing

September 24, 1992

James Jackson, 27, of Washington, Ga., has entered a Alford plea to a charge of first-degree murder and arson in the 1989 murder of a 16-year-old girl and firebombing of her family's house.

Sun Chong was shot to death and her family's Severn home was firebombed Nov. 16, 1989. The girl's mother, Suk Chong, planned to testify that Jackson's brother, Jessie, had robbed her and tried to rape her.

Defense attorney Pamela North said James Jackson went to Mrs. Chong's home to try to dissuade her from testifying against his brother, but he was drunk and became angry when she slammed the door in his face. He is to be sentenced Nov. 16.

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