Selma man pleaded guilty to a 2018 murder

Published 3:53 pm Monday, June 13, 2022

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A Selma pleaded guilty to murder from a case four years ago.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Jalen Furlow, 24, pleaded guilty to murder Monday in the Dallas County Courthouse. Furlow faces 20 years to life in prison, with sentencing expected in about three months. J

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins ordered a pre-sentence investigation and report.

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Furlow shot and killed 24-year-old Leon Sanders on July 14, 2018, according to the Selma Police Department.

Selma Investigators say the two got into a fight near First Avenue and Lauderdale Street when Furlow pulled a gun and shot Sanders in the throat. He was pronounced dead at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.