Noura Jackson storms out of court during prosecutor's misconduct trial

Updated: Jan. 25, 2017 at 6:43 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A once-convicted killer sat in the courtroom Wednesday as one of the prosecutors who convicted her stood trial for misconduct.

Noura Jackson was convicted in her mother's 2005 murder, but because of mistakes from prosecutors Amy Weirich and Steve Jones, Jackson has since been released from prison.

Assistant District Attorney Steve Jones took the stand Wednesday to defend his own actions.

Investigators said Jones withheld a witness statement from Jackson's defense team until after the hearing. Jones said it was an honest mistake.

Jackson walked out of the courtroom when Jones said his error was simply a case of forgetfulness.

"I was frankly just flat out exhausted as this trial progressed," Jones said.

Jones' lawyer said Jones did the right thing as soon as he realized what happened.

"He brought it to everybody's attention. He let everybody know it had happened," attorney Brian Faughnan said. "He let everybody know what happened in time for the defendant to argue about it and its existence in new trial."

Jones' hearing is set to continue Thursday morning.

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