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Terry Thompson Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For John Hernandez’s Murder

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says she hopes Thompson’s case deters people from resorting to violence to resolve their conflicts.

Terry Thompson, accused of fatally choking John Hernandez, left, is shown in court Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Houston. Terry and his wife Chauna Thompson, a former Harris County Sheriff's deputy, are charged with murder in the chokehold death of John Hernandez at a local Denny's. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle ) 
A Harris County jury has sentenced Terry Thompson Wednesday to 25 years in prison for the strangulation death of John Hernandez.

A Harris County jury sentenced Terry Thompson Wednesday to 25 years in prison for the strangulation death of John Hernandez as a result of a confrontation outside a Houston-area restaurant in May 2017.

The same jury that convicted Thompson of murder on Monday in the death of Hernandez sentenced him Wednesday.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says she hopes Terry Thompson’s case deters people from resorting to violence to resolve their conflicts.