Ala. man sentenced in girlfriend's death

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man has been sentenced to 40-years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of his 36-year-old girlfriend.

WAFF-TV (http://bit.ly/XlwG6q ) reports Ray Christopher Shockley — who was charged with murder in the death of Tonya Michelle Turnmire — appeared in court Wednesday.

Authorities say Turnmire worked at a store in Boaz and Shockley tried asking employees to cash one of her checks. They declined and never saw Turnmire again.

Prosecutors say Shockley told them he slammed the woman's head against a door, which led to her death. Authorities say Shockley dumped her body in a rural part of Etowah County. Turnmire was found heavily decomposed weeks later.

Shockley apologized to Turnmire's relatives in court.

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Information from: WAFF-TV, http://www.waff.com/



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