Rough Justice

January 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 am by David Farrar

Paul Harper at NZ Herald reports:

The man who murdered New Zealander Emily Longley has reportedly been beaten up in jail and had his cell torched, after he pinned up photos of his victim in his cell and bragged about receiving fan mail.

Good to see even prisoners have a sense of decency.

, 20, was sentenced to life in prison with a 16-year non-parole period for strangling Emily Longley, 17, in Bournemouth, England, in 2011.

Doesn’t sound like he is very remorseful. I hope the UK Parole Board keep this in mind one day.

According to the Daily Star, Turner had plastered photos of Emily on the walls of his cell at HMP Swaleside in Kent. He also reportedly spoke about the day he would be released and return to his life of “champagne, Bentleys and birds”

If I recall his parents spoilt him rotten and even helped cover up his killing. I suspect they are the ones promising him how good life will be once he is out.

A source told the paper that Turner, the son of a millionaire jeweller, had bragged to fellow inmates about fan mail he had received from women before Christmas. It was after this he was attacked by some of the inmates.

The source accused Turner of reporting the attack to staff at the category B prison, which was followed with Turner’s cell being torched.

“Turner is a gobby little prick who has had it coming for some time,” the prison source told the paper.

A gobbly little prick. What a concise character description.

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22 Responses to “Rough Justice”

  1. Pete George (22,866 comments) says:

    Gobby or gobbly? A mouthy turkey maybe.

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  2. Dean Papa (743 comments) says:

    So, we are definitely ‘claiming’ her then?

    It does seems a little desperate if we feel the need to ‘claim’ an attractive, murdered, teenage girl, I have to say. Pauleastbay would agree with me on this point, no doubt.

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  3. David Garrett (6,462 comments) says:

    David, there are many reasons Turner could have been assaulted by fellow inmates….”a sense of decency” is unlikely to be one of them…they do draw the line at child molestors though..or in the much richer prison argot “kiddie f…ers”

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  4. Fisiani (954 comments) says:

    Interesting juxtaposition of posts. Some vigilantes bad, some vigilantes good. Hmmmm.

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  5. RRM (9,477 comments) says:

    I like it when criminal scum get bashed. (Sorry, ,Fisiani!)

    “A gobby little prick who has had it coming for some time”

    That’s a great quote, I like their style. Whoever said that, we need him running our prisons.

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  6. Ryan Sproull (7,033 comments) says:

    “Rough Justice” was the name of the imaginary sitcom a friend of mine came up with, where a zany judge orders David Garrett and Trevor Mallard to live together.

    And maybe raise a teenage girl. Who knows? Things are wacky on… Rough Justice!

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  7. David Garrett (6,462 comments) says:

    Ryan: Well, nice thought but no cigar…Mallard and I got on fine….now Cosgrove and me, that would be “lively”…or Chester “all criminals need is a cuddle and a dose of the new testament” Borrows…

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  8. Ryan Sproull (7,033 comments) says:

    Ryan: Well, nice thought but no cigar…Mallard and I got on fine….now Cosgrove and me, that would be “lively”…or Chester “all criminals need is a cuddle and a dose of the new testament” Borrows…

    I’m thinking all of you, trapped on board New Zealand’s first Mars mission after it accidentally blasts off early during a publicity tour by mistake.

    And, of course, the on-board chimpanzee who makes monkeys of you all at the end of each episode.

    I’m thinking we call it… “The Big OE!”

    IT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD WITH COMEDY

    Have your people call my people.

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  9. Ryan Sproull (7,033 comments) says:

    Cosgrove’s catch phrase will be, “WHO’S DRIVING THIS THING?!”

    Pause for laughter.

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  10. David Garrett (6,462 comments) says:

    Been at the mind altering substances early Ryan? Or just joie de vivre?

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  11. Longknives (4,470 comments) says:

    Rough Justice is also a cool song from this young ‘up and coming’ band-

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  12. Ryan Sproull (7,033 comments) says:

    Been at the mind altering substances early Ryan? Or just joie de vivre?

    Back at work after a beautiful week in Hawkes Bay and Nelson. Lovely wedding in Nelson. Just joie de vivre.

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  13. dime (9,470 comments) says:

    sounds like a lot of bravado from the douche bag. trying to sound tough etc trying not to get raped…

    arent the parents doing a stretch too? for the cover up?

    to be honest, the family probably is telling him life will be good when hes out. or at least normal. gotta have something to look forward to!

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  14. David Garrett (6,462 comments) says:

    dime: Yep, you nailed it I think…from what I read of the case the parents are almost worse…

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  15. Keeping Stock (10,112 comments) says:

    I gather that Turner narked on those who gave him the bash, which is why his cell was set on fire.

    The only surprise in all of this is that it has taken this long, especially after Turner described his fellow prison-dwellers whilst on remand thus:

    I’m the only educated person who doesn’t live in a hostel in this prison.”

    At least the uneducated hostel-dwellers have a sense of what is right and wrong…

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  16. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    Ryan’s on fire this am. I think the ‘Rough Justice’ idea is the most promising. To avoid legal complications, you will need names for the Garrett and Mallard characters. Shouldn’t be too hard. They definitely need a younger character as well, maybe a wide-eyed innocent Green MP in the flat upstairs, etc.

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  17. Keeping Stock (10,112 comments) says:

    @ David – I agree. It seemed to me as though he had his parents completely under his spell, and they did whatever he told them to. They have obviously spoiled him rotten, and now they’re doing their own lags as a consequence.

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  18. David Garrett (6,462 comments) says:

    Mikey: Now this idea is starting to fly! I wonder how long little Gareth could take lectures on what really happend in NZ pre and post European contact, and how oil wells can be drilled safely?

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  19. Judith (7,669 comments) says:

    Why do the media insist on publishing this guys name?
    Why give him the attention, and add power to his crime?

    Ignore the little jerk, don’t follow him, don’t recognise him, pretend he doesn’t exist. But keep publishing what happens to him, keep putting his name in lights, even in a bad way, just feeds his personality and his desire for fame.

    Make him a nobody. Believe me, he’ll hate that more than any of the prison justice dished up to him.

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  20. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    DG
    I had a female Green MP in mind, so that the ‘David’ and ‘Trevor’ characters could get into amusing scrapes while competing for her attention.

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  21. Rex Widerstrom (5,276 comments) says:

    David Garrett says:

    David, there are many reasons Turner could have been assaulted by fellow inmates….”a sense of decency” is unlikely to be one of them

    For once we’re in (almost) complete agreement, as I imagine the unwritten subtext of that comment is “…because no in in prison has any sense of decency”.

    What would have got him bashed was the “bragging about fan mail”, not his crime – prison is the very model of an egalitarian society. There might be a pecking order, but it’s established through events that occur inside the prison. You don’t arrive and start carrying on as though you’re a cut above everyone else because your crime made you famous, nutters write you letters, or anything else. Just ask Jeffrey Archer.

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  22. Azeraph (603 comments) says:

    Judith (965) Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This life taker’s days of fame is short, 16 years is a very long time. In a year he will be forgotten, in 4 years he will know he was forgotten, by 8 years his youth will have all but fled him as he wallows in his own memories but knowing british justice and budget cuts he could be out in 7?

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