Saldana’s Attacker Transferred to London to Face Murder Trial

Arthur R. Jackson, the Scottish drifter who brutally attacked actress Theresa Saldana in 1982, will be arraigned today in an English court on murder charges for the shooting death of a civilian during a Chelsea bank robbery 30 years ago.

Jackson, who completed his sentence this month for the knife attack that nearly killed Saldana, was transferred Wednesday from a California prison to a jail near London where he will be tried for the 1966 murder.

“I consider him still a threat to kill me,” Saldana said Thursday at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. “There are still many miles to go. Until he has been convicted there, I cannot be totally relaxed.” She refused to answer reporters’ questions.

Jackson has repeatedly stated from prison that he intended to kill Saldana so he could “join her in paradise” after he was executed for her murder.


Jim Nielson, chairman of the California Board of Prison Terms, said that with the help of federal and British authorities, Jackson was moved from his cell in Vacaville State Prison to a high-security cell in the Chelsea Police Station.