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Former EKU professor accused of killing his wife now at home after posting bail

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 19:35:19-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — A former EKU professor accused of killing his wife is now at home after posting bail.

Earlier this month, a judge granted Glenn Jackson home incarceration if he paid his lower bond in full. It was originally set at $250,000. He must wear an ankle monitor and can't have visitors except for this brother and sister.

Jackson's attorney asked for a lower bond and house-arrest saying he couldn't prepare for trial under the jail's strict COVID-19 restrictions.

Jackson is accused of murdering his wife, Ella Jackson, who disappeared in October of 2019 after walking her dog. Police found her phone and car keys at the couple's Richmond home, but no sign of the 48-year-old.

Approximately six months later, a mushroom hunter found her skeletal remains in rural Pulaski County. Police have not released how she died. Glenn Jackson is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, all charges that he strongly denies.

Before his April arrest, Jackson told LEX 18 his wife, Ella, left him on her own. He has denied having anything to do with her disappearance and murder.

Richmond Police say they found Ella Jackson's blood in the back of her husband's SUV.

If Jackson violates any of his conditions on house arrest, he will go back to jail. He is not allowed to take drugs or drink alcohol and can't have any contact with the couple's young son.