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Waiting for Justice: Landon Payne, A Year Later

Posted December 22nd, 2010

KEARNEY — Landon Payne died Dec. 22, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney just a few days shy of his fifth birthday.He allegedly was the victim of child abuse at the hands of his aunt, Sharon Turnell, 37, her husband, Charles Turnell, 38, her daughter, Katie Payne, 19, and Payne’s ex-husband, Dustin Scoville, 23. All four face charges in the case.

The Hub recently talked with Clinton Payne about Landon; growing up with his sister Sharon Turnell, charged in Landon’s Dec. 22, 2009, death; and how Landon and his older sister ended up in Turnell’s care.

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