TV20 Exclusive: Charlie Ely Speaks Out
A young woman convicted of murder says she feels innocent in her heart.
For the first time after her conviction in the killing of 15-year-old Seath Jackson, Charlie Ely spoke exclusively to TV20.
The teen was found guilty on Friday of first degree murder.
Prosecutors convinced jurors Ely helped lure Seath Jackson to her Marion County home knowing that he would be killed. But the teen told us that is not true, and feared for her own life as the violence ensued.
"Everybody thinks that 'oh, you helped in all that,'" Ely told TV20. "I didn't help in it, I didn't want anything to go down. I didn't want anything to happen."
Ely now faces a mandatory life sentence without parole. She said her attorney was filing a motion to appeal the verdict.
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