Teen sentenced for killing girlfriend

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jonathan Barfield has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

The 19-year-old Barfield was convicted in July in Harrison County in the slaying of 17-year-old Tiffany Talley. He was sentenced Monday by Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson.

Prosecutors say Talley was found shot to death December 27, 2006, inside Barfield’s trailer in Gulfport.

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Barfield maintains the shooting was an accident.