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Gillsville man free after plea deal in fatal April shooting in Gainesville
Kevin Turner sentenced to 1 year, receives time served
Kevin Michael Turner
Kevin Michael Turner. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

GAINESVILLE -- One of three men accused in an April shooting in Gainesville has pleaded guilty to lesser charges, and he will not be prosecuted for felony murder.

Kevin Michael Turner, 28, of Gillsville, pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to reckless conduct, violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The District Attorney’s Office did not prosecute Turner on the felony murder count of the indictment and amended the aggravated assault charge.

Turner received an 11-year sentence, with the first 12 months to be served in confinement and the rest on probation.

Turner was charged with Brandon Scott King, 27, and Cheslen Dequan Bell, 20, both of Gainesville, in an August indictment. The three were accused in the death of Jaquerian Harrison, 21, who was shot multiple times April 11 at the Orchard Brook Apartments off of McEver Road.

Turner’s attorney Dawn Seibert did not return a call for comment. Seibert previously filed a motion stating discovery showed “the bullet that killed the victim was not fired from the guns found in the possession of any of the co-defendants.”

Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver then granted more time to file motions.

According to the sentencing arrangement, Turner is agreeing to “testify in a manner consistent with the statement” given earlier to authorities.

He is also ordered to no longer associate with Crips gang members.