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Judge pronounces 10-year prison term for manslaughter


Talley Talley CAMERON—District Judge John Youngblood on Friday sentenced a 57-year-old Rockdale man to a 10-year prison term in connection with a 2012 Jeep-pedestrian collision that took the life of an unborn child.

Youngblood ruled shock probation could be considered for Mark Allen Talley.

Shock probation is a policy by which a judge orders a convicted offender to prison, then has the option to suspend the remainder of the sentence in favor of probation.

Last month Talley entered an open plea to the court on a manslaughter charge.

Rockdale police said Talley was arrested Oct. 20, 2012, after the Jeep he was driving ran over 19-yearold Joshlynn Price and also hit a stroller containing her 14-month-old twins, sending it down Mill Street.

Price lost the unborn baby she was carrying and also sustained serious injuries. Police said the twins were not seriously injured.

Prosecutor Bill Torrey said in March the sentence would include an apology from Talley to Price.

The 10-year sentence was the most which could have been assessed, prosecutors said.


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