Phoenix woman sentenced to 10 years for 2011 fatal shooting

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Tiana Turman (May 2011) By Catherine Holland Tiana Turman (May 2011) By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2011 murder of a man that was the result of her being upset after a sexual encounter. 

In March 2011, Tiana Turman, then 18, was arrested when Paul Katoa, 19, was fatally shot at the Fountain Springs apartment complex near 16th Street and Thomas Road.

Turman’s sentence is 10 years flat time, which means her time in prison will be served without receiving credit for good time and she will not receive adjustments to her sentencing such as parole or probation.

According to police, Turman was upset after she and a man had a sexual encounter and the man left. Turman and her friend, Shykeem Jones, returned to the apartment with a gun.

At the time of the incident, Katoa and four others were inside the apartment, and Jones ordered them to get on the ground at gunpoint. Katoa was fatally shot after he decided to get in a fight with them.

Katoa was not the man involved in the sexual encounter with Turman, court paperwork said.