Man who killed Anderson police K-9 officer after robbing bank gets 12 years in prison

Joseph Turner pleads guilty

ANDERSON, Ind. - A man who robbed a bank and killed a police K-9 officer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Joseph Turner pleaded guilty last month to multiple charges, including armed robbery, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and striking a law enforcement animal.

On Aug. 18, 2012, Turner robbed the PNC Bank in the 2900 block of Nichol Avenue in Anderson then fled the bank on a bicycle.

When police released K-9 Magnum into a field to track Turner, the man shot the dog in the face.

Magnum had to be euthanized Aug. 20.

Turner was sentenced to 12 years in prison and six years on probation.

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