Spring Valley Man Sentenced for Girlfriend's Violent Death

Roshawn Broadnax was sentenced to prison for the death of Deazjnae Banks

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    When authorities found the badly injured woman, she was being tended to by...the man who police have booked in jail, on one count of attempted murder and one count of spousal abuse. NBC7s Brandi Powell reports.

    A Spring Valley man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday for killing his teenage girlfriend.

    Roshawn Broadnax, 21, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Deazjnae Banks.

    Banks was found by emergency crews near a home on Piedmont Street on July 10, 2012. She was so seriously injured, paramedics immediately began CPR on arrival and transported her to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

    A deputy medical examiner said the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.

    Spring Valley Woman Badly Injured

    [DGO] Spring Valley Woman Badly Injured
    When authorities found the badly injured woman, she was being tended to by...the man who police have booked in jail, on one count of attempted murder and one count of spousal abuse. NBC7s Brandi Powell reports.

    Broadnax, who was tending to Banks when officials arrived, was later arrested and charged with murder.

    On Monday, Deputy District Attorney Danielle Hickman said Broadnax entered a guilty plea to manslaughter and received a sentence of 17 years in state prison.

    Hickman said she hopes he'll use his time in prison to reflect on what he's done.

    “Hopefully this will give this time for this family to heal, and unfortunately will never replace the loss of a family member but will hopefully serve as a reminder to him his actions were inappropriate he took the life of another person,” Hickman said.
     

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