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UPDATE: Woman involved in child's death found

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The woman who failed to appear for her sentencing in her role in a child's death has been found.

Captain Mike Woolman with the Lincoln Police Department says 24-year-old Ashley Jackson was found at Constructors, Inc. late Saturday night. Woolman says officers were called to the 6500 block of N. 70th just before 10 p.m. on reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Jackson was found inside of a trailer located on the property.


Ashley Jackson was scheduled to be sentenced in connection with the death of 12-year-old Serena Garrett.

On Thursday morning, the judged issued a warrant for Jackson's arrest when she failed to appear for her sentencing.  The 24-year-old had pleaded no contest to felony child abuse on December 3.  She was originally charged with child abuse resulting in death.

Garrett died about a year ago from an overdose of painkillers she obtained in Jackson's home.  Garrett and a friend were baby-sitting Jackson's 1-year-old twins. 

Court records say Jackson told the girls they could have friends over.  The records say Jackson picked up 19-year-old Andrew Walker and two 14-year-old boys and brought them to the home.  It also says Jackson bought them alcohol and marijuana.  She smoked meth with Walker and then left.

The next morning, police say Jackson returned and found Garrett unconscious.  911 was called a half an hour later.  An autopsy revealed Garrett had taken several powerful painkillers.

Walker was sentenced up to 6 years for the attempted sexual assault of Garrett during that same gathering at Jackson's house in march.

Garrett was a 7th grader at Goodrich Middle School. 

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