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Bullhead City man’s appeal denied

May 21, 2017 GMT

KINGMAN — A man concicted in a 2000 Fort Mohave murder was denied another appeal Thursday by an Arizona appellate court.

Anthony Jackson, 49, of Bullhead City, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in April 2001 and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. He petitioned a fifth time for post-conviction relief, arguing that the Superior Court judge did not grant relief from his sentence.

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the judge did not err in dismissing the post-conviction relief, arguing that the change in a law in 2013 did not apply to Jackson’s case. The appellate court did not address a claim that Jackson’s right to an effective counsel was violated.

Jackson pleaded guilty in the strangling death of Robert Curtis Grant, 51, of Tucson. Jackson admitted to helping Alex Oushana Eishoo carry Grant’s body after Eishoo strangled Grant on July 14, 2000. The victim reportedly flashed $10,000 in cash at Dream Girls. Jackson had been the assistant manager and disc jockey at the strip club in Fort Mohave.

Jackson drove Grant from Dream Girls to Laughlin in a shuttle van while Eishoo strangled Grant with an electrical cord. Eishoo, 36, of Fort Mohave, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Grant’s decomposed body was found July 30, 2000, off Silver Creek Road.