East Texas man pleads guilty to Capital Murder

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KSLA) – An East Texas man has plead guilty to capital murder and will spend the rest of his life in jail.

Back in March, 34 year old Joe Don Turner killed an 86 year old man who refused to give him money.

The state intended to seek the death penalty against Turner, but after consulting with the victim's widow, they agreed to a life sentence as part of a plea deal.