Bangor Man Sentenced to 50 Years Behind Bars 

35-year-old John Turner shot and killed 26-year-old Tad Howard and left his body beside a road in Amherst last summer.

Prosecutors say he did it over a drug debt.

Howard’s family says they were hoping for an even longer sentence.

&quot:I was asked once before what an appropriate sentence would be, and I said ‘as long as I’m not alive when he gets out of prison, that would be appropriate’ and it looks like that probably will be the case.&quot: So said Tad Howard’s father, Dale Howard, following the scentencing Tuesday.

Meanwhile Turner’s lawyers say their client intends to appeal his conviction.