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Son Accused of Killing Mother

TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP -- More than a year after her death, a man stands accused of killing his mother in the Poconos.

According to police, Jason Jumper of Blakeslee is accused of killing his mother, Jeri Jumper at their home on Moyer Road in Monroe County.

This all stems from an incident in September of 2016 when police responded to a call involving an unresponsive woman.

Jeri Jumper later died at Pocono Medical Center due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The death was ruled suspicious after an autopsy in September of 2016, but it wasn't until July of 2017 when the Monroe County coroner's office ruled the death a homicide.

According to court papers, Jason and Jeri had a long history of domestic abuse.

Newswatch 16 spoke with a neighbor who occasionally ran into Jason Jumper around the neighborhood.

"He's a nice guy, decent guy, A little bit down on his luck all the time. He never really could hold a job or anything like that. He drank a lot, but other than that, he was a good guy. We all have our issues," said Chuck Demund.

Demund was surprised to hear that Jason is now charged with killing his mother.

"It's been a while now, so all of a sudden, the charges are coming down now. It kind of is surprising."

A call to the D.A.'s office on why the death was first ruled suspicious, then a homicide, was not returned.

7 comments

  • III%

    Mommy didn’t hold me enough, walked in on her and the neighbor, she wouldn’t buy me a Nintendo, she burnt the toasted cheese, she made me wear dresses so wonder what excuse he will use ?

  • Chuck Demund has issues

    “He’s a nice guy, decent guy”. No, Chuck – sorry to be the one to tell you this, but nice and decent guys to bludgeon their mothers to death. Yeah, we all have issues. I have chronic flatulence, does that still mean I’m a nice guy? WTH dude?

  • commentswithabrain

    Typical softball “journalism” from WNEP. If ‘a call to the D.A. wasn’t returned..’ maybe keep calling back until you get some answers? It’s not just this story; almost anything of interest has NOTHING that the public couldn’t find on social media.

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