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Man suspected of killing sons filed for divorce from their mother

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 12:03:30-04

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Leavenworth man suspected of killing his sons and abducting his two daughters filed for divorce from their mother last year, according to court records.

District court records from Leavenworth County show Donald Jackson Jr. filed for divorce from Tara Jackson in August, 2019.

The next divorce hearing is scheduled for November 12, 2020.

On Saturday, an Amber Alert was issued afterJackson's sons were found dead inside their home in Leavenworth. Police said Jackson fled with his two daughters. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper arrested Jackson Saturday night. The two girls were with Jackson and safe.

The I-Team spoke with a friend of Donald Jackson Jr.'s family who says the couple was separated.