Texarkana, Texas 2021-07-23 09:39:27 –
Boston, Texas: A man who claimed to have hit his girlfriend in the face only once before she suffered a fatal brain injury was sentenced to 38 years in prison on Thursday.
Bowie County jury discovers Dontavious Dishawn Haney, 21, who was found guilty of the death of 21-year-old Dennis Watson for exacerbating assault with deadly weapons accompanied by serious physical injury and domestic violence. Did.
Haney and Watson lived together in an apartment on Peach Street, Texarkana, Texas, when they suffered a fatal head injury on January 24, 2020. She died the next day.
Haney claimed to have hit Watson on his face once. She suffered a facial fracture and cerebral hemorrhage, which led to her death.
Lauren Richards, assistant district attorney, claimed that Haney “blamed the victims” and “did not regret.”
Richards and District Attorney Kelly Crisp have asked the jury to send a message to others who are abusing their cohabitants.
“We’re talking about the loss of life. We’re talking about hitting a woman and seeing her die,” Crisp claimed.
Haney was upset because Watson wanted to end their relationship. Haney claimed that he had hit Watson once because Watson knocked on his phone from his hand.
Public Defender Assistants Clayton Haas and Bert Crater asked the jury to consider Haney’s age of 19 at the time of the assault and the absence of a felony conviction.
District 202 Judge John Tidwell presided over the trial.
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