CLEARFIELD – The man charged with the murder of his mother in Houtzdale is not new to the court system in Clearfield County.
Jesse James Campbell, 20, had a case that began in Dec. 2004. He was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking.
At the time Campbell was a juvenile.
According to court records, “upon consideration of petition to certify juvenile case to Adult Division of criminal court; the court is satisfied that the juvenile has exhausted all attempts by the Juvenile Court System to rehabilitate him. The court has based its opinion upon the extensive prior record of the juvenile, the juvenile’s prior placements and continued failures at rehabilitation, as well as his total disregard to court –ordered recommendations. The court is further satisfied that the juvenile is not amenable to treatment, supervision and rehabilitation as set forth by the Juvenile Court. It is ordered and decreed that Jesse James Campbell be certified as an adult.”
Campbell’s case was heard in the adult division of criminal court after that order.
On May 23, 2005 Campbell pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to one-to-three years in state prison. The court noted that Campbell was boot camp eligible and recommended that the Bureau of Corrections consider Campbell for the program.
He was charged on Thursday with criminal homicide for the death of his mother. For that story click here.
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