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Connecticut man’s prison sentence cut in half

June 28, 2019

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of murder more than a decade ago has had his sentence cut in half.

Kurtis Turner was resentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison after his 60-year sentence for the 2007 shooting of Vernell Marshall in New London was overturned last year following a series of appeals.

The Day of New London reports that the 30-year-old New Haven man apologized to the victim’s family for the crime he committed when was 19 years old.

Turner says he “did not value life back then” and plans to spend the rest of his remaining years in prison bettering himself.

The victim’s sister says the crime left a “tragic stamp” on their family and she hopes it haunts Turner for the rest of his life.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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