Eveleth Woman Pleads Guilty to Setting Up Boyfriend’s Murder

An Eveleth woman has pleaded guilty to setting up the murder of her boyfriend. 

21-year-old Janessa Peters is charged with second degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Harley Jacka. 

Peters admitted to hiring Bartholamy Drift to kill Jacka in Virginia in April of 2014. 

Jacka died after being stabbed fifteen times in the neck, face and chest. 

Peters came clean in September to her role in the killing, saying she couldn’t live with herself anymore. 

She admitted to conspiring with Drift to kill Jacka because she didn’t want to be with him anymore.  

Murder charges were filed against Drift and two others, Anthony Isham and John Isham, in connection to Jacka’s death. 

Anthony Isham’s trial was expected to start Tuesday, but has been rescheduled. 

A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled for Peters.

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