Tennessee man imprisoned for attacking wife denied parole

Published 7:22 am Friday, March 27, 2020

MEMPHIS (AP) — A former teacher serving a 21-year prison sentence for beating his wife nearly to death in Tennessee has been denied parole for a second time, prosecutors said.
Michael Halliburton became eligible for parole in 2017 after serving a short part of his sentence under a state provision aimed at reducing prison overcrowding.
Four members of the seven-person Tennessee Board of Parole voted earlier this month to decline parole for Halliburton, the Shelby County district attorney’s office said in a news release Wednesday. Another hearing has been set in March 2022.
Halliburton, 60, was convicted in 2015 of attempted first-degree murder for attacking his wife with a knife-sharpening instrument in September 2012 in their home in the Memphis suburb of Germantown. Their 15-year-old daughter tried to make him stop.
Halliburton, a former teacher at Collierville High School, also was convicted of aggravated assault and domestic violence assault.
The wife, Virginia Halliburton, died in 2016 of a heart attack.
Michael Halliburton is being held at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Nashville.

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