The man facing child endangerment charges after his 6-year-old daughter was accidentally shot and killed on New Year’s Eve is now facing murder charges.
Prosecutors this morning said they are charging Jevell Jackson, 37, with second-degree murder for the death of Jorden Jackson. Jorden was shot and killed in the family home by her 7-year-old brother, according to Las Vegas police.
Jackson was initially charged with several counts, including ex-felon in possession of a firearm and felony child endangerment.
A Las Vegas Justice of the peace set his bail at $15,000. Prosecutors asked for $100,000.
"At the end of the day, this was a tragic accident," said Chief Deputy Public Defender Curtis Brown.
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