Man given 60 years for brutal, days-long attack

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Milton Gardner

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
A Mexia man was sentenced to 60 years in prison after brutally attacking a woman over the course of several days.
On Friday, Jan. 31, Limestone County jury sentenced Milton Lee Gardner, adding a $10,000 fine to his sentence. The jury had found Gardner guilty of assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon – family violence earlier that morning. It took less than an hour for the jury to find Gardner guilty, and about the same to decide his punishment.
“This is a substantial win for the safety of the citizens of Limestone County” said Roy DeFriend, county attorney. “It also sends a message that domestic violence will not be tolerated in our community.”
Jury selection began Monday, Jan. 27 but was delayed by a last minute request by Gardner to be evaluated to see if he was competent to stand trial, which he was.

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