Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Leigh and Anita Turner face jail after covering up for 'brash, flash, spoilt' ex-public schoolboy son who Murdered model girlfriend, 17

A 'spolit and volatile' jeweller's son who strangled his aspiring model girlfriend in a jealous rage has been sentenced to 20 years.

Elliot Turner, 20, has today been found guilty of murdering Emily Longley, 17, in his bedroom at his parents’ home after going 'absolutely nuts'.

He choked her from behind and pushed her head down into a pillow so hard that it left a ‘face mask’ indentation.

The attack was the culmination of a month of anger and upset over his suspicions that she was 'twisting his heart' by seeing other men.

He had claimed during the trial he acted in self-defence when Emily attacked him and he grabbed her by the throat for five or six seconds and he then woke up to find her dead in his bed in Bournemouth, Dorset, in May last year.

His arrogance was such that even his own defence lawyer was forced to describe him as ‘brash, flash, boastful, spoilt, volatile, obsessive, possessive and obsessed’. He will serve a minimum of 16 years.

Meanwile his parents, Leigh, 54, and Anita, 51, face jail for lying to protect him after he strangled his model girlfriend in a fit of jealousy.

The grandson of a millionaire silversmith killed his girlfriend – known as Barbie to her friends – before writing a letter confessing his crime to his mother.

He was convicted at Winchester Crown Court yesterday.

His parents also face jail after they were found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Read More