Today a man was sentenced to life in prison after he beat his wife to death two years ago.
Fifty-two-year-old Harold Johnson was convicted last month of killing his wife, Linda.
Now her family is speaking out.
Linda Johnson’s family left the court today relieved Harold Johnson is going away for good.
The family says their loved one didn't deserve to be beaten to death and then dumped in a ditch like quote, "A sack of trash,” now they hope others see Linda’s story as a lesson.
"Like my family says justice has prevailed I do miss my aunt,” said Mary Anderson, niece of Linda Johnson.
Linda Johnson’s family wipes away the tears calling Wednesday’s sentencing "closure."
"(It’s been) stressful, I mean we really didn't get any rest," said Kindra Barral, daughter of Linda Johnson.
Johnson is going to jail for life without parole for murdering his wife.
wish Harold Johnson a happy life at
district attorney's office says Johnson severely beat his wife Linda with a
glass bottle, wrapped her dead body in sheets and dumped her in a ditch on
"My aunt didn't deserve to be dumped out like trash,” said Linda Major, niece of Linda Johnson.
"I don't have nothing for him, basically I have no forgiveness for him,” said Barral.
Linda’s daughter, Kindra Barral cries for a life lost that meant so much to them.
"She made sure everything was right for us and she took in my niece and nephew when she really didn't have to,” said Barral.
Linda’s niece says her aunt shared an open home with and a big heart.
"She was my aunt, but she was like a mother to me, I lost my mother when I was young,” said Linda Major, niece of Linda Johnson.
The district attorney's office wants the message of Linda’s tragic story of domestic violence made very clear.
"If they come forward we will vigorously prosecute." said attorney Jo Helter from District Attorney Jerry Jones’ office.
And out of this family's pain, they want other victims to learn a lesson
"Get some help, if you're having problems go talk to someone and get some help, you don't have to go through that,” said Major.
After being sentenced to life in prison, the judge asked Harold Johnson if he had anything to say.
Johnson didn't want to comment.
Johnson’s attorney told the judge he plans to appeal Johnson’s case.