Jeffrey Jackson, Justin Jackson cleared in Eric Boyd's death

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    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors have cleared two Fort Smith men of any wrongdoing in the death of a man who broke into their home and killed another person.

    Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue tells the Southwest Times Record that Jeffrey Jackson and Justin Jackson were justified in the October death of Eric Christopher Boyd. According to police, Boyd broke into the Jackson home and attacked 24-year-old John Jackson.

    John Jackson was the son and brother of the two men cleared by prosecutors.

    Authorities allege that Boyd stabbed John Jackson to death. Police say Jeffrey Jackson and his other son, Justin Jackson, put Boyd in a choke hold and hit him. A medical examiner's report found that Boyd died from strangulation.

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