Former Texas HS Basketball Standout Indicted For Manslaughter

A former Texas high school basketball standout has been indicted in the death of another player in a fight over a video game.

Johnathan Turner (Jail photo)

DALLAS (July 1, 2014) Former James Madison High School basketball standout Johnathan Turner, 19, remained in the Dallas County Jail Tuesday after he was indicted for manslaughter in the death of another player in what authorities say was a fight over a video game.

His bond is set at $500,000, according to online records.

Turner was originally charged with murder in the March death of Troy Causey, 18, who played at Wilmer Hutchins High School.

He was indicted Monday on the lesser charge.

Causey died on March 24 after suffering a skull fracture in a fight the day before outside of a residence where he was living with Turner, who was his cousin, and several members of Turner’s family.

The death led to a sports-recruiting investigation and questions about the residency of the players.

Last month the Dallas Independent School District fired 15 employees, including some basketball coaches, over allegations of faked residency documents to field both top athletes.


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