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Man convicted in strangulation death of friend at Memphis apartment complex

Man convicted in friend’s strangulation death at Memphis apartment complex
Man convicted in friend’s strangulation death at Memphis apartment complex((Source: Shelby County))
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 11:32 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man has been convicted in the 2019 strangulation death of his friend.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, 39-year-old Hans Banks was convicted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday.

According to testimony, Banks and the victim, 59-year-old Joseph Hurdle, had a fight at their apartment on East Cabana Circle.

The DA’s office says Banks hit Hurdle with an ashtray and strangled him with a string of Christmas lights.

Banks remains in jail and will be sentenced at a later time.

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