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Stiner sentenced to 50 years
On March 19th, Judge Timothy Boswell of the 402nd Judicial District Court sentenced Gaylor Stiner, Jr., 38, of Mineola, to 50 years in prison.
Stiner was found guilty on February 18th of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a Wood County jury of five women and seven men following a two-day trial.
Stiner was convicted of brutally beating a man while holding a knife to his throat. The jury heard evidence of how the victim was beaten and left for dead in the woods.
Along with the 50-year sentence, the judge also assessed a fine in the amount of $1,000. The case was prosecuted by Wood County Criminal District Attorney Jim Wheeler.

In-custody death
at county jail

On March 17th, an in-custody death occurred at the Wood County Jail. The deceased was Laura Allison, 54, of Mineola. She had been arrested by the Quitman Police department at the Wood County adult probation department for public intoxication.
The Wood County Sheriff's Department has turned the case over to the Texas Rangers for further investigation, which is established procedure when an inmate death occurs. No further details were available at press time.

Candlelight Vigil
to be held April 3
Wood County Victim's Services and other Wood County Agencies are coordinating a Candlelight Vigil to be held on April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Governor Jim Hogg City Park Pavilion.
The annual event is held to raise awareness of children in the community that have been physically or sexually abused. It is an opportunity to learn how Wood County agencies work together to assist the community in providing prevention and investigation of abused children.
The guest speaker will be Sheriff Bill Wansley. For more information, call Crime Victim Liaison Jalayne Robinson at 903-763-1243.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2009 01:54  

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