Former Marine accused of stabbing Houston 11-year-old

Andre Jackson in court - NBC News

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) The man accused of stabbing 11-year-old Josue Flores 20 times as he walked home from school appeared in court Monday morning.

Andre Jackson, 27, a discharged U.S. Marine, stood before a judge at 9 a.m. after being arrested Friday in connection to Josue’s death.

After the prosecutor read the evidence against an obviously emotional Jackson, the judge found probable cause to move forward with the charges. The judge ordered that he be held on $100,000 bond.

On what appears to be Jackson’s Facebook page, he talks about having post-traumatic stress disorder and intense depression.

“Feeling lousy,” he posted on March 7, 2014.

On Feb. 10 he wrote, “Worst life ever.”

“I think the devil has taken my life because it’s been completely destroyed,” Jackson posted on April 12, 2014.

Family, friends, and members of the community took part in a silent march Monday that started at the crime scene and ended at the courthouse ahead of Jackson’s appearance.

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