By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
HONOLULU (AP) - A plea deal is in jeopardy for a woman who admitted to conspiring with her Army medic lover to kill his wife while she slept in Honolulu military housing.
The judge in the case ruled this week that she's not ready to accept or reject the deal Ailsa Jackson made with prosecutors to testify against Sgt. Michael Walker in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Both the prosecution and the defense urged the judge to approve the deal.
Prosecutors are concerned that without Jackson's testimony, it will be more difficult to win a conviction against Walker for orchestrating the 2014 stabbing death of his wife, Catherine Walker. Defense attorneys now need to decide if Jackson will testify and hope that the deal goes through as negotiated, or go to trial herself.