Dangerous Felon Sentenced to 70 Years for Branding a Woman
WEATHERFORD, TX -- A habitual criminal with a history of violence was sentenced to 70 years in prison for branding a woman.
According to Parker County court records, David Shawn Minze, 39, was convicted of felony assault for branding his girlfriend with a belt buckle.
Minze allegedly used a cigarette lighter to heat up a western style belt buckle that had a large 'S' on in and branding the woman leaving a scar.
Minze has numerous felony convictions including a previous assault on the same woman.
The victim testified Minze also covered her face with a pillow choking her.
Minze's attorney says they will appeal the conviction and 70 year prison sentence.
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