Overnight, a British jury returned their verdict – the obsessed 20-year-old strangled Emily, 17, in his bedroom at the family home in Queenswood Avenue, Bournemouth, on May 7 last year.
Turner mouthed the word “f***” after the jury foreman gave the verdict following nine hours of deliberations, British paper the Mirror News reported. He will tomorrow learn the minimum length of his life sentence.
May he never be released. Turner reminded me strongly of Clayton Weatherston – a strongly narcissistic individual who saw women as possessions.
Turner’s parents, Leigh, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, were also found guilty of perverting the course of justice after trying to cover up the crime, the Bournemouth Echo reported.
Turner and his parents denied the allegations in a four-week long trial, although Turner had already pleaded guilty to a charge of perverting the course of justice.
His parents were bailed for sentence at a date to be fixed but were told they were likely to face jail. The pair were convicted by a majority of 10 to 2 of perverting.
While parents are not responsible for the sins of their children, in this case I think they do bear some responsibility (beyond covering it up). The fact they covered up the crime suggests they lacked any moral compass, and failed to impart it to their son.
Friends said the pair had a volatile relationship, with Turner telling his girlfriend he was going to kill her on multiple occasions. Turner admitted to saying that 10 to 15 times, but told the court he didn’t mean it “literally”.
If your partner threatens to kill you even once – then time to bail out.