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State Senator Bennie Turner Dies

Bennie Turner

JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – State Senator Bennie Turner of West Point has died.

The 64 year old Democrat passed away this afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

He’d been ailing for some time.

Turner, an attorney, first became a state Senator back in 1992.

During his time in Jackson, he served on both the Senate Judiciary and Ethics Committees.

No word yet on his final arrangements.