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Fate of man accused of murder, arson now in the hands of the judge

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A man accused of murdering his roommate and setting fire to her home is now waiting for a local judge to decide his fate.

Glenn Jackson was charged with murder and arson by authorities after finding Sandra Jo Nash's body inside a house fire on Logan Avenue in January of 2011.

Police say Nash died from blunt-force trauma.  Authorities also say Jackson admitted to arguing with Nash and pushing her down during police questioning.  

Jackson asked for a bench trial at the beginning of February and it will be decided on the minutes of the case. A "trial on the minutes" means the judge will review court documents and hand down a verdict at a later date.

District Court Judge Bradley Harris will rule in this case.

Court officials say it could take around a month for decision to be handed down.

 

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