BAKERSFIELD - The second suspect in July's pot shop double homicide is back in Kern County. Authorities arrested 16-year-old Miracle Jackson in Las Vegas earlier this month. Bakersfield police say the teen was booked into the county's Juvenile Hall on Tuesday.
Court documents said Jackson is from San Bernardino and was staying in a Bakersfield foster home. But, her group home did not call police when they realized the girl wanted for murder was Jackson.
Court documents describe Miracle Jackson as a "prostitute" and "habitual runaway." Police said the teen was with Aaron Burris went he shot and killed two men at First Reliable Collective on Chester Avenue July 17th. Court documents show Jackson had been staying in a group home for foster children in southeast Bakersfield.
Officials at Angels of Hope said Jackson had been there since February. They would not speak on camera, but said Jackson was from San Bernardino and was sent here because there was no room at foster homes in her hometown.
Court documents show Jackson has a mother and sister still in San Bernardino, but was placed in a group home because Jackson is out of control and her mother could no longer handle Jackson.
Court documents said Jackson was a known "prostitute on Union Avenue," hanging out by the Jack-In-The-Box.
But, group home officials say they know Jackson as a sweet girl, who ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Police say surveillance video shows Jackson in the pot shop moments before the shooting. Then she disappeared for three weeks with warrants for her arrest in several states. Police say Jackson was arrested August 8th in Las Vegas on a warrant.
She is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of robbery and participating in a street gang.
According to her group home, Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.