The Turners

July 7th, 2012 at 9:09 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

AS the parents of murderer were jailed today for covering up the murder of , in New Zealand the Longley family were left craving any sign of remorse.

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┬ánarcissistic┬ábehaviour 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.

 

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12 Responses to “The Turners”

  1. Scott Chris (6,176 comments) says:

    Maybe they thought he was just an excitable boy.

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  2. jims_whare (403 comments) says:

    Oh I think they gave him a very good sense of right & wrong DPF.

    Right = do what ever he feels like. Wrong = anyone who dares complain about his behaviour.

    The parents obviously thought that murdering Miss Longley wasn’t bad enough behaviour to warrant any sense of accountability on the part of their darling son.

    Lots of parents around like that – especially in this country.

    I remember my dad telling me how in his day if he ever got caught doing something wrong and got a clip around the ear from his teacher or a member of the public he wouldn’t dream of telling his folks when he got home as he would likely receive another one for his bad behaviour.

    Skip forward to now the present time and how many ‘parents’ will defend their little darlings no matter the level of their antisocial behaviour. Like tends to breed like has never been more true.

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  3. kowtow (8,733 comments) says:

    Another murder that the media turned into entertainment.

    Parental responsibility.
    I can assure you that there are a lot of parents out here in the real world doing our level best to bring up our children with good values.

    But it’s like fighting a tide. There is no longer any such thing as traditional values and society has been swamped with a selfishness and a lack of concern for others.Consumerism ,materialism,hedonism,individualism,secularism,political correctness,lack of discipline,experimental education call it what you will and children are so exposed or even targetted by it ,it is a dreadful situation.
    We reap as we sow.

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  4. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    Very happy that these evil parents have been punished. They’re a lying pack of psychopaths.

    Clayton Weatherston’s mother was always very defensive of her boy, and is probably part of the reason he being a narcissist, but at least she would have been ethical enough not to have tried to cover up the murder. (Not that there was an opportunity in that case.)

    We’re not fighting a tide though. People were much more evil as we go back in time. You just hear about it more now, because more people do face consequences.

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  5. thedavincimode (6,869 comments) says:

    tristanb

    Good to see they didn’t get off Scott free eh tristan! :P

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  6. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    So very over parents who want to be friends with their kids. Wait until they are in their twenties before you do, not when they are little. Structure, rules, boundaries and responsibilities – all before ‘rights’. Earn your rights and privileges by being a productive and supportive member of the family, and then society.

    Not take everything you can with no give.

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  7. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Oh david – have you caught this bug also.
    Havent we heard enough of these idiots living in another country.

    This sort of crap isnt news – its rubbish.

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  8. gravedodger (1,568 comments) says:

    @barry, not how I see it at all, it is a salutary lesson in where western society is heading hell for leather, the news is they were brought to account and that is good.

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  9. marcw (254 comments) says:

    Yet another news report this morning saying that Emily’s parents now have “closure” over the murder of their daughter (Radio Live). FFS, (a) the a…hole has appealed his sentence and (b) the parents will never be over a tragedy such as this.

    Please, if you want to be known as a journalist, at least stop spouting crap lines like this and learn a bit of common sense. It’s just disgusting to most of the listeners. Please, if you can’t say anything useful, then shut the fuck up.

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  10. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    There’s no such thing as”unconditional love”. To love something is to value it highly…and by default that has conditions attached. We love people/things only as they embody personal value to US……

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  11. Longknives (4,858 comments) says:

    Didn’t David Bain say something (to one of the gushing Woman’s mags) about how he hoped his parents were proud of him after his retrial?

    Now that would be the ultimate in “unconditional”….

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  12. Tookinator (221 comments) says:

    Imprisoned for over two years. Am interested what sort of sentence they would have got here? (2 months Home D perhaps?)

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