Turney Gets Five Year Sentence for Motorcyle Death
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Jamison Turney was sentenced to five years in prison in a hearing Wednesday for the death of his 14-year-old stepdaughter Kira Bryant, according to the Paducah Sun.
Bryant died on June 14, 2011, a day after receiving critical injuries in a motorcycle crash on Husband Road. Turney, who was operating the bike, returned a .09 blood alcohol level and pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 21.
Alcohol in Turney's system, along with the fact that Bryant was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, caused prosecutors to object Wednesday to requests for probation from Turney’s lawyer at his sentencing hearing. Judge Tim Kaltenbach stood by the original plea agreement and sentenced Turney to five years in prison.
Turney’s attorney, Jeremy Ian Smith, said he respects the judge’s decision but he intends to file shock probation in 30 days. If shock probation is not granted, Turney will be eligible for parole after serving one year.
Assistant commonwealth attorney Raymond McGee objected to granting Turney probation on behalf of the state.
Turney gave a heartfelt apology for his actions.