Jury Decides Sentence For Local Woman Shot By Police

Amanda Jackel (Jail photo)
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GATESVILLE (October 11, 2013)--A Copperas Cove woman who was shot during a confrontation with police was sentenced to prison Thursday evening after she was earlier convicted of on a public servant with a deadly weapon.

A 52nd District Court jury in Gatesville returned their sentencing recommendation just after 6 p.m., the district clerk said, and Judge Trent Farrell sentenced Amanda Jackel to serve 10 years in prison.

Jackel, 27, was found guilty earlier in the day.

She was arrested in February after she was released from a local hospital where she was treated for her wounds, has been held in the Coryell County Jail since her arrest in lieu of $200,000 bond, jail records showed.

Officer Christian Suess shot Jackel on Jan. 19 after responding to a report of a suicidal woman at a mobile home park at 1204 West Ave. B.

Suess made contact with the woman identified in an arrest warrant affidavit as Jackel who made several suicide threats as he attempted to talk to her.

"If you don't shoot me, I'm going to kill you," she said, according to the affidavit.

"I'm going to die tonight."

"If you come into my trailer, I'm going to shoot you and then shoot myself," she said, according to the affidavit.

After several minutes, Jackel left the room holding a knife and walked toward the officer, the affidavit said, ignoring orders to drop the weapon.

Seuss fired three times and Jackel fell to the ground, the affidavit said.