Marshall Co. man pleads guilty to girlfriend's murder | News
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- A Marshall County man pleaded guilty to the murder of an Albertville woman.
Ray Christopher Shockley received a 40 year
sentence in a plea deal after he pleaded guilty to the June 2010 murder of 36-year-old Tonya
Turnmire was an employee
of Y-Mart in Boaz where the store's manager said Shockley tried to get them to
cash one of Turnmire's checks.
When they declined, a text
came to them that she was sick and couldn't come to work, and she was not seen
In a statement to police,
prosecutors said Shockley admitted to slamming Turnmire's head against a door,
which led to her death.
He later dumped her body
in a rural area of Etowah County.
Her body was found heavily
decomposed a few weeks later.
It was an emotional day
for the victim's family, and they said there is no such thing as closure.
Shockley told family
members he was sorry in a hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Turnmire's mother said she
misses her daughter but is developing a wonderful bond now with her
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