Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, were jailed for 27 months when they appeared for sentencing tonight (NZT) in Winchester Crown Court, after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
They were told they would have to serve at least half that sentence, after helping cover up their son’s crime.
Turner, now 21, was in May jailed for at least 16 years for killing Emily, 17, at his parents’ Bournemouth home in May 2011.
Emily’s father Mark Longley told Fairfax Media he was pleased justice had been done, but the lack of remorse hurt.
“I hope tonight they’re reflecting on what they did,” he said.
“There’s been no remorse. We’re pleased justice has been fully served.”
It is good they have been sentenced for their part in covering up Emily’s murder. The fact they were willing to do so, makes me wonder how responsible they are) in a non legal sense) for the narcissistic behaviour of their son Elliot.
Parents should love their children unconditionally, but that doesn’t mean they should tolerate bad behaviour. The fact his parents were willing to help cover up his killing, suggests they failed to instill in him a code of right and wrong.