Former McNeese, Barbe football player charged with murder

Janzen Jackson, a former football player at Barbe High School and McNeese State University, has been charged with murder in the strangling death of his mother's boyfriend, according to a report from the NFL.

Jackson was arrested in September and is scheduled to appear in court on July 15. He is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Center in California, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

Following his high school career at Barbe, Jackson signed with the University of Tennessee before being dismissed a couple years later. He then transferred to McNeese, where he played one year.

After McNeese, Jackson signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants, but he was released before the season started. He also played in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts.

The Los Angeles Register reports Jackson moved to Los Angeles to spend time with his mother, who reported unusual behavior by Jackson before the death of her 43-year-old boyfriend at the time, Frank Herrera.

Jackson's father serves as the defensive coordinator at McNeese.

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