In court: Teen is defendant in pot shop killings
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A 16-year-old girl made her court debut Thursday to face charges from a double murder at a medical marijuana shop.
Miracle Jackson is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree robbery, as well as one count of participating in a street gang. Her felony arraignment in Kern County court was continued.
Jackson was arrested Aug. 8 in Las Vegas, 23 days after the killings at First Reliable Marijuana Collective on Chester Avenue in central Bakersfield.
The murdered men were identified as 23-year-old Devin Daniels, of Bakersfield, and 55-year-old Tony Conrad Sherman, of Los Angeles. Police believe Jackson's co-defendant, 32-year-old Aaron Patrick Burris, pulled the trigger.
Police said both Jackson and Burris committed the crime "for the benefit, in furtherance of, and in association" of a local street gang.
According to court documents, Jackson and Burris entered the shop's sales area, and Burris pulled out a gun. Jackson then ran out of the business to their car and grabbed rags and pillow cases.
While Jackson was outside, Sherman was shot three times by Burris, who then instructed shop-employee Daniels to remove marijuana from the display shelves and money from the register drawer, according to police.
Jackson returned to the store but was locked out of the sales area because of a security gate. Police said she then began wiping down counters and the door with rags in an "apparent attempt to remove fingerprints left by her" and Burris.
During this time, Burris returned to Sherman, shooting him for the fourth time, before shooting Daniels in the head after Daniels turned over the marijuana and cash, according to court documents.
The entire incident was caught on surveillance video, police said.