Dallas Mother Hopes to Finally See Son's Killer Behind Bars

A Dallas mother hopes to her son's killer will end up behind bars now that he's also been accused of sexual assault.

Johnathan Turner, 22, was a basketball player at Dallas Madison High School in 2014 when he was accused of beating Wilmer-Hutchins High School junior Troy Causey to death on March 23. Causey — who was set to sign a full basketball scholarship to Seminole State Collage in Oklahoma — died the following day.

Despite attending different high schools, Turner and Causey lived together in Oak Cliff as part of a recruiting scandal involving the Dallas Independent School District and fabricated residence documents to get athletes from elsewhere to play there.

Turner was originally charged with murder, but the district attorney reduced the charge to manslaughter and he was given seven years probation.

Turner, who is attending college at Ranger College southwest of Fort Worth, now stands accused of sexual assault in Eastland County where authorities said a woman reported she was awakened early one morning to Turner having sex with her. The Dallas Morning News reports a criminal complaint also contends Turner threatened the woman if she went to authorities.

Causey's mother, Tammy Simpson, said she is still seeking justice for her son and hopes Turner ends up behind bars.

"I was happy when I heard he was arrested on two felony charges, I was happy," Simpson said. "Now there was a possibility of that we can get some type of taste of justice. But I just hate that it was at the expense of someone else getting harmed."

Monday afternoon, Simpson met for 90 minutes with Dallas County prosecutors, who promised to look into the new charges and determine whether Turner's probation for her son's death should be revoked.

A Dallas County judge would determine whether Turner's probation should be revoked. If it is, Turner could spend up to 20 years in prison on the manslaughter charge.

"He's a violent person," Simpson said. "He's not a very good person at all. He's violent. I knew he would re-offend, and it was only a matter of time."

"I want to see him prosecuted," Simpson said. "I want to see him given the maximum, because he had that second chance."

Jail records don't indicate an attorney who could speak on Turner's behalf.

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