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Jacksonville man pleads guilty in stabbing, decapitation of his mother

Posted: August 7, 2014 - 6:46pm  |  Updated: August 7, 2014 - 7:05pm

A Jacksonville man who decapitated his mother after stabbing her in April 2010 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Jumar D. Henry, 25, killed 43-year-old Jennifer Ling-Henry inside her West Sixth Street home, then cut her head off, took out the eyeballs and put the head in a black garbage bag before throwing it over a backyard fence, according to Times-Union archives.

Henry was committed to a state mental hospital after being declared incompetent by a judge. A psychiatrist found him competent last September, according to court records.

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Prosecutors had originally filed a first-degree murder charge and were seeking the death penalty, according to court records.

After Henry pleaded guilty, Circuit Judge Tatiana Salvador sentenced him to 35 years in prison, according to the State Attorney’s Office. The office did not indicate a motive for the slaying.

Derek Gilliam: (904) 359-4619

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littleluke 08/07/14 - 08:37 pm
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A real mamma's boy...

A real mamma's boy...

replyer1 08/07/14 - 06:57 pm

Sounds like he really liked

Sounds like he really liked his mom's eyes.

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