Former EKU professor, Glenn Jackson, indicted for murder

Former Eastern Kentucky University professor, Glenn Jackson, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday for the murder of his wife, Ella Jackson.

Former Eastern Kentucky University professor Glenn Jackson, 40, has been indicted by a Madison County grand jury for the October 2019 murder of his wife Ella Jackson.

Glenn Jackson was arrested on April 24 and charged with murder-domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence in the disappearance of his wife.

According to the indictment, Jackson is facing charges of murder (capital offense), abuse of a corpse and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.

Glenn Jackson formerly worked as an honors professor at EKU, where he has taught English and honors rhetoric. A university spokeswoman said that Glenn Jackson has not been employed there since February.

Glenn Jackson pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse via video arraignment on April 27.

On April 29, the Richmond Police Department announced that the remains of Ella Jackson were discovered in Pulaski County.

Richmond Police said in a press release on May 5 that the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office used dental records to positively identify Ella Jackson’s remains.

Glenn Jackson is still being housed in the Madison County Detention Center.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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