Trucker sentenced for killing sheet-wrapped woman

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Associated Press

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:03 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas jury has sentenced a San Antonio trucker to 25 years in prison for beating a woman to death.

The Lubbock County jury deliberated 4½ hours Thursday before sentencing Kenneth Ray Dunn for the fatal beating of Stephanie Williams of Dallas. Jurors had deliberated about a half-hour earlier in the day before returning a guilty verdict to a murder charge.

Dunn could become eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison. Prosecutors had sought a life term from the eight-woman, four-man jury for the 2012 killing in the cab of Dunn's semitrailer rig.

Dunn, who is 55, said he bludgeoned Williams in a fight over a drug debt and killed her in self-defense.

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