Man convicted in strangulation death of friend at Memphis apartment complex
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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