BATON ROUGE — The daughter of the man who was beaten to death during a midday trip to a convenience store is speaking out.
Hosea Jackson, 63, was brutally assaulted at the Triple S on North Foster Dr. between Choctaw Dr. and Greenwell Springs Rd. on June 1. Three days later, Jackson died at the hospital.
“My dad was walking to the store, and two guys were walking behind him,” Jackson’s daughter Jessica Milligan told UWK. “He went in and purchased a beer or something. Some words were exchanged, so my dad was trying to leave the store.”
From there, Milligan says the physical assault began. She says they shoved her dad, pushed him and knocked him to the ground.
“One guy jumped on my dad’s head twice with both feet. He suffered a stroke. He had high blood pressure which caused trauma to the brain and neck,” she explained.
The attack happened in the middle of the day on a Thursday. Jackson’s daughter says the attackers left her father unconscious.
“They left him out there. No one called the police or anything. He was left out there for a while.”
He was eventually taken to the hospital and placed in the ICU, where doctors worked to repair the damage.
“The damage to his brain was so severe,” his daughter said. By Sunday evening, Jackson succumbed to his injuries.
“He didn’t deserve this. No one deserves to be treated like that. I’m never going to stop until justice is served. You can run, you can hide, but I’m not going to stop. I’m going to get justice for him.”
So far, police have not released information about the suspects, and no arrests have been made. BRPD said the official cause of death is homicide because of the injuries to Jackson’s head and neck.
For his daughter, she’s now left grappling with life without her father after losing her brother Montrell Jackson in 2016 in an ambush on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.
“I’m a daddy’s girl and his youngest child. I feel the world lost someone really special.”