Man gets 68-year prison term for killing his father

Jason Turner is eligible for parole in 30 years


SAN ANTONIO – A judge Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old man to 68 years in prison for the shooting death of his father.

Jason Turner must serve 30 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

Turner was found guilty last month in the slaying of his father, Samuel Dean.

Trial testimony revealed that on Aug. 29, 2014, Turner shot Dean six times following an argument at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of South Presa Street.

Turner then left in a pickup truck and led police on a wild chase across Bexar County.

At one point when the chase reached speeds up to 120 mph, Turner rolled the pickup off Interstate 10 and FM 1516. When the pickup rolled back on its tires, Turner began driving toward police officers, who had guns drawn.

He rammed a patrol vehicle and jumped out of his truck and ran from the scene and stole another truck. Turner then led police on a second chase that ended when he crashed into a house.

Turner ran from the scene, jumping fences and taking off his clothing during the foot chase. He was eventually apprehended.

"Things weren’t supposed to end this way. I was supposed to die," Turner said inside an ambulance, according to a Bexar County District Attorney's Office news release.

Turner has served previous prison time for aggravated robbery and a federal gun charge.

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