NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A Hammond man was sentenced on Tuesday, Aug. 22 in connection to a domestic violence incident that happened aboard a cruise ship.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the incident happened on Carnival cruise ship, Valore, that left from the Port of Orleans and traveled to Costa Maya, Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that while aboard the ship, Vincent Turner, 39, got into an argument with his partner. He then pushed her, struck her with his hand and kicked her.

Turner pled guilty on May 2 to a three-count indictment charging him with violations of assault and interstate domestic violence.

He was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison. Upon his release, Turner will be placed under supervision for 36 months.

Turner was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee.


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