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Drug use ruled out in Mayfield woman’s death

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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— A toxicology report has ruled out the synthetic drug known as bath salts and other illegal drugs as the cause of death for a local woman whose bruised and naked body was found June 4 along a dead-end road.

Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira said Kathryn M. Jackson had been drinking prior to her death but the cause of death remains unconfirmed until further tests are done on tissue samples of internal organs. Sira released the toxicology test results Monday, but she would not reveal Jackson’s blood alcohol content.

Jackson, 54, of 127 Delaney Road, Mayfield, was discovered by town employees at the end of Tyrrell Road.

Sira said she plans to bring the case before a Fulton County grand jury this fall, possibly in early December. Jackson’s husband, Brent Scott Alling Sr., 42, of the same address, is a “person of interest in the case,” she said. Jackson’s family chose to bury her under her maiden name.

“I met with [Jackson’s] family on Friday and explained the investigation. They are comfortable with the pace and progress of the investigation,” Sira said.

Alling’s court-appointed attorney, Robert Abdella, said he has not seen the toxicology report and had no comment. He also said he isn’t sure what charges, if any, the district attorney may be pursing against his client through a grand jury proceeding.

“He is a person of interest? For what?” Abdella asked. “It is hard for me to comment when I do not know what he is a person of interest for. My client has been made to look to be pretty bad; there are a lot of inferences.”

Alling has not been charged in connection with Jackson’s death. Shortly after her body was found, police did charge him with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and several Vehicle and Traffic violations. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Mayfield Town Court.

Initially, Alling was being held in Fulton County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail, a sum Abdella called excessive for a first-time DWI offense. Alling eventually made bail and is back in the community. He whereabouts are unknown. He is under court order to stay away from the Delaney Road residence, where relatives reside.

Sira said Alling has remained silent since his arrest.

 
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