Parkway shooter indicted for 1st degree murder
Ralph Leon Jackson, the Stuarts Draft man charged in the April 5 shootings on the Blue Ridge Parkway, has been indicted for the premeditated murder of WNRN DJ Tim Davis and for use of a firearm during the shooting.
A federal grand jury indicted Jackson, 57, in September for assaulting Christina Floyd with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and for discharging a Harrington & Richardson 20-gauge shotgun during the attack on the couple watching the sunset at Rock Point Overlook.
Jackson faces the death penalty if convicted of the newest charges, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Jackson subsequently pleaded not guilty to all the charges, according to various media accounts.
–-story updated with Jackson's plea Tuesday, November 16