Mississippi man gets 45 years for strangling, hanging woman
Sep. 21, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 39-year-old Mississippi man who authorities say hanged his child's mother from a bridge while trying to strangle her has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Attorney General Jim Hood announced Thursday's sentencing of Donald Turner, of Clinton. Hood, in a news release, said he was glad to see a person who has no respect for his own child's mother put away "not only from her, but others who could be in his path of violence."
A Hinds County jury found Turner guilty on one count each of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated domestic violence and shooting into an occupied vehicle. After Turner left the scene, Hood's office said he returned and assaulted another person trying to help the then-22-year-old injured woman who survived the April 2016 assault.