Columbia man sentenced 30 years for murder - WSMV Channel 4

Columbia man sentenced 30 years for murder

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COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) -

A Maury County murder case from 2011 has ended in a plea deal.

John Lee Fleming IV will spend 30 years in prison for the murder of Tonya May Thompson.

Prosecutors say the September 2011 murder was the end to a history of domestic violence.

Columbia police responded to three different calls at their home leading up to Thompson's death.

After Tuesday morning's plea hearing, the victim's family thanked investigators, prosecutors and Hope House for their support during the past year and a half.

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