For Immediate Release
Oct. 22, 2021
A Jackson County jury today convicted Jason Cook of the Jan. 21, 2019 fatal shooting of Cameron Douglas, 23, and the jury recommended up to 6 years in prison for Cook on an involuntary manslaughter conviction, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
A Jackson County judge will sentence Cook at a future hearing, but will be capped at a maximum of 6 years by the jury’s verdict (3 years recommended for involuntary manslaughter and 3 years for the armed criminal action conviction).
The family of Cameron Douglas are devastated by today’s verdict. They hoped for a murder conviction as recommended by the prosecutor and they are shocked by the recommended sentence.
"We share the disappointment of our victim's family," Baker said. "But this is our system of justice and we greatly support it even when it disappoints us. We also are proud of the way our prosecutors and staff fought for this family."
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.