Janzen Jackson,who played football for Barbe High School and McNeese State University, has been charged with murder in the strangling death of his mother's boyfriend.

Jackson was arrested back  in September and has a court date on July 15. He is currently being held at a correctional center in California.

After playing for Barbe, Jackson attended and played for the University of Tennessee before being dismissed a couple years later. He then transferred to McNeese, where he played one year.

Jackson was also signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants, but 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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