- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A former high school basketball star won’t serve prison time in the beating death of a player from another high school in the Dallas Independent School District. The case prompted an investigation that uncovered a recruiting scandal.

The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/1G3cs3g ) reports 20-year-old Johnathan Tramaine Turner pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in exchange for seven years deferred adjudication, a type of probation.

After Troy Causey Jr.’s beating death last year at the Dallas home where he and Turner were living, his mother told authorities her son had been recruited to play basketball in Dallas, even though he lived in a suburban school district at the time.

An investigation found that Dallas school district coaches fabricated student residency documents to get athletes from other parts of town to play there.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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