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Tavaris Jackson case to be tried by Michigan Attorney General's Office

Tavaris Jackson
Tavaris Jackson

ESCANABA, MI— The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has been appointed to try an Escanaba man in the death of a pregnant woman.

Tavaris Jackson, 32, is charged with open murder, assault of a pregnant individual intentionally causing miscarriage/stillbirth, and felony firearms. He’s accused of killing Harley Corwin, 22, in Ford River Township on July 8th. She was seven months pregnant.

Delta County Prosecutor Lauren Wickman says a motion from defense counsel argues Wickman may be a witness at trial. A video of a search warrant executed on July 8th to gather evidence showed the prosecutor found shoes critical to the case. She allegedly directed officers to the shoes.

Defense says Wickman “so blurred the line between investigator and advocate” that she has become a witness.

Wickman consulted the Attorney General’s Office, which said it would serve as special prosecutor in the case.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.