Appeals Court Clears Way For Evidence Against Michael Jacques

An appeals court has cleared the way for a trial of Michael Jacques, who is accused of kidnapping and killing his 12-year-old niece. The court says prosecutors can use evidence that Jacques tried to shift the blame to a make-believe international sex ring.

Judge Says Jacques Trial Won’t Start Before March

There’s another delay in the trial of Michael Jacques, who is accused of sexually assaulting and killing his 12-year-old niece. The extra time is needed to resolve an appeal by prosecutors, who object that some evidence they want to present about Jacques’ efforts to obstruct justice can’t be presented at trial.

Update: Michael Jacques Trial

Reporter Andy Bromage of Seven Days explains the rulings and the next steps in the criminal trial of Michael Jacques, the Randolph man accused of kidnapping, assaulting and murdering his 12-year-old niece.

Former Jacques probation officer faults system

A former probation officer who supervised the repeat sex offender charged in the rape and killing of a 12-year-old girl says he and his colleagues were given too little time and too few resources to do an adequate job supervising probationers.