Burgess man sentenced to nearly 200 years for brutal domestic violence crimes

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Dequinel Anthony Johnson of Burgess on Friday, September 22, was sentenced to 196 years by Judge R. Michael McKenney in Lancaster County Circuit Court on multiple felony charges related to years of abuse of a former girlfriend. With 141 years suspended, Johnson has an active sentence of 55 years to be served.

In a day-long bench trial in January, Johnson was convicted of six felonies and one misdemeanor for acts that took place between 2015-21 towards a former girlfriend and mother of his child, referred to as MRN in court documents. MRN detailed physical assaults that began approximately one year into their relationship and threats by Johnson to “call somebody to come and f— me up” if MRN went to the police. The violence escalated….

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