Judge Denies Shock Probation for Turney
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Jamison Turney will have to serve a five-year jail term after a judge denied his motion for shock probation.
Turney pleaded guilty in June to second-degree manslaughter after a motorcycle crash on Husband Road in the summer of 2011 that resulted in the death of his 14-year-old stepdaughter, Kira Bryant. Turney admitted to consuming alcohol before allowing Bryant to ride as a passenger on his motorcycle. Bryant did not wear a helmet at the time of the crash and was fatally injured. Blood alcohol tests revealed that Turney had a .09 blood alcohol level following the crash.
Circuit Judge Tim Kaltenbach sentenced Turney Sept. 5 to five years in prison. Turney’s attorney filed a notice for shock probation on Oct. 5. Kaltenbach denied the probation request on Tuesday.
According to court documents, Turney currently resides at the Roerderer Correctional Institute in La Grange, and is being assessed and classified to determine how he will serve his sentence.
Turney will be eligible for probation after serving about 12 months.