Man Gets Life for Killing Girlfriend, Pawning Her TV

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010  |  Updated 3:45 PM CDT
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Man Gets Life for Killing Girlfriend, Pawning Her TV

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A Dallas man must serve life in prison for killing his longtime girlfriend, whose television was stolen and pawned.

Prosecutors say 49-year-old Danny Hollis pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the Feb. 26, 2009, shooting death of 65-year-old Mary Cleveland.

The pair had been together more than a dozen years.

Prosecutor Liz Rogers says Hollis previously took money and TV's from his girlfriend and she wanted to end their relationship.

Investigators say Hollis pawned the TV, but the remote was found under Cleveland's body. His DNA was on the remote. Her DNA was on his coat.


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