Father Gets Prison In Daughter's Boyfriend's Death

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009  |  Updated 2:00 PM CDT
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Father Gets Prison In Daughter's Boyfriend's Death

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A man convicted of killing his daughter's boyfriend outside a Haltom City warehouse has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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A man convicted of killing his daughter's boyfriend outside a Haltom City warehouse has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

A Tarrant County jury on Tuesday sentenced 44-year-old Vinton Derrick Cummings.

Jurors on Friday convicted Cummings of murder in the October 2008 shooting death of 20-year-old Temple Jernigan.

Witnesses testified Cummings believed the boyfriend was interfering with the father-daughter relationship. Jernigan was slain after Cummings asked to meet him so he allegedly could pass along some money to his daughter.

An attorney for Cummings acknowledged Jernigan was shot twice, but claimed it was self-defense.

Prosecutor Robb Catalano says Cummings was an amateur bodybuilder and evidence found by police indicated he had illegal human growth hormone at his home.

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