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Man Convicted of Killing Mother Of Two, Leaving Her Body At Abandoned Truck Stop
Andrew Joseph Condon strangled his girlfriend, LeBrea Jackson, to death just days before Christmas in 2018, then put her body in a storage container and left it at an abandoned truck stop.
A Colorado man has been convicted of murdering his then-girlfriend and leaving her body at an abandoned truck stop.
A jury on Wednesday found Andrew Joseph Condon, 29, of Aurora guilty of second-degree murder and related charges for killing his then-girlfriend, LeBrea Jackson in 2018, the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District stated in a Thursday press release.
Her body was found “inside a storage container at an abandoned truck stop” in Las Animas County — about 3 hours south of Denver — about two weeks after her murder. Her remains were not identified until January, the Aurora Police Department previously announced.
Investigators believe that Condon strangled Jackson to death sometime between Dec. 21 and Dec. 23, when her phone was used to message her parents.
“Two days before Christmas, someone used Jackson’s phone to text her mother to say she was on her way to pick up Condon, her then-boyfriend,” the press release from the district attorney’s office states. “The couple was supposed to arrive at her parents’ home in Westcliffe, CO later that evening, but they never showed up.”
“Cellular telephone data retrieved by investigators showed on Dec. 23, 2018, Jackson’s phone pinged off a tower in close proximity to where her body was found,” the press release states. “Her phone then pinged off towers in Texas where police pulled Condon over twice for traffic infractions, but there was no sign of Jackson in the car.”
Condon “had a history of domestic violence incidents involving Jackson,” the press release states.
After a five day trial and two-and-a-half days of deliberations, jurors also concluded that Condon was guilty of tampering with a deceased body, motor vehicle theft, violent crime resulting in death, burglary, assault/strangulation and felony menacing.
“This was a brutal and callous act of domestic violence that deserves a lengthy prison sentence,” District Attorney John Kellner stated. “For anyone struggling with domestic violence, please reach out for help. We’re here for you.”
Jackson was a mother who devoted her life to her two sons.
"A big part of us is gone. It’ll never be the same again,” her aunt, Ruby Jackson, told KDVR in 2019. “My heart fell."
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 10. Condon faces a possible life sentence.