Mishawaka man’s murder charge upheld by Indiana Court of Appeals

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A man who was convicted of killing his girlfriend in front of her children in Mishawaka will not have his sentence overturned.

21-year-old Tyron Johnson was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the murder of 22-year-old Precious Jackson in 2015. After the shooting, the South Bend Tribune says he fled, leaving Jackson’s three children to linger around her body as it lied on the ground on a rainy day on Sixth Street in Mishawaka.

Johnson believed he should have had his murder conviction lessened to voluntary manslaughter, saying he acted in the heat of the moment.

That would have given him a lesser sentence, but the Indiana Court of Appeals wasn’t swayed, believing the argument for a murder conviction was proven.

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