ESCANABA — The case against Tavaris Jackson, who is accused of murdering Harley Corwin, will be prosecuted by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and not Delta County Prosecutor Lauren Wickman.
Jackson was bound over on Aug. 22 to Delta County Circuit Court on open murder, assault – pregnancy intentionally causing miscarriage/still birth, and criminal firearm charges in the death of Corwin, who was pregnant with what was allegedly Jackson’s child.
On Oct. 30, a motion was filed by Jackson’s attorney arguing Wickman could be a potential witness in the matter, due to her involvement and assistance with the investigation at the scene of the execution of a search warrant seeking evidence in the homicide.
After receiving the motion, Wickman submitted the matter for review to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to determine if a special prosecutor should be appointed in the case. The review determined a special prosecutor was needed, and any future court appearances, as well as any trial will be handled by the Attorney General’s Office.
“I want to commend law enforcement for their persistence during the investigation. “I would also like to thank the family of Harley Corwin, for understanding the current situation, and knowing that the Michigan Attorney General’s Office is more than capable for the pursuit of justice for Harley and her unborn child,” Wickman said in a press release.
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