Less than two days after opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse, the jury has entered into deliberations on whether Wendi Cox is guilty of a multitude of thefts in connection with the Mulerider horse case of late 2011.
Cox, the mother of former Southern Arkansas University student Jaci Jackson, is charged with four counts of theft of property over $5,000, two counts of theft of property over $25,000, and two counts of theft of property over $1,000. If guilty, she could face up to 90 years in prison.
Jackson’s arrest was on Dec. 5, 2011, little more than a year after the theft occurred. Her mother’s arrest followed on July 27, 2012.
The former, who is alleged the mastermind of the thefts, has yet to be tried.