- New Witness
The people call Jerri Jackson
"he was really an encourager" she says about her son
He grew up in Ohio, moved to Colorado in Nov. 2011
He had dated Samantha Yowler for 3.5 years. She was one of the injured, and testified earlier in the case
Jackson handed photos showing her son
First photo is from a visit to Ohio in June 2012
Next photo is Matt and Samantha in 2010
And then a June 2011 photo of the couple
Jackson says her son and Samantha dated 2.5 years
"They loved each other dearly. They would joke around with each other. If people didn't know better they'd think they didn't like each other because they just teased around with each other, but they had a very loving relationship"
Jacksons says of Samantha: "She has lost her future because they were planning on getting married and having babies"
Jackson says her son was working part time at Target in Aurora, having trouble finding full-time jobs