Man gets 45 years for strangling, hanging woman

Published 10:12 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — A 39-year-old 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.

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