Elliot Turner given leave to appeal conviction for murdering Emily Longley

Elliot Turner given leave to appeal conviction for murdering Emily Longley

Elliot Turner given leave to appeal conviction for murdering Emily Longley

Elliot Turner given leave to appeal conviction for murdering Emily Longley

Elliot Turner given leave to appeal conviction for murdering Emily Longley

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THE man found guilty of murdering aspiring model girlfriend Emily Longley has won the right to appeal.

Elliot Turner, 21, has been granted leave to appeal his conviction and sentence.

A full appeal hearing will now be heard before three judges at the Court of Appeal in London where Turner's legal team will try to get his murder conviction overturned.

Self-professed playboy Turner was jailed for life in May after being convicted of killing 17-year-old Emily in his bed at the family home in Queenswood Avenue, Queens Park, Bournemouth, on May 7, 2011.

He was told he would have to serve a minimum of 16 years in prison before he would be considered for parole.

The court heard the attack was the culmination of a month of anger and upset over suspicions that Emily was "twisting his heart" by seeing other men.

A spokesman for the Court of Appeal said yesterday: “I can confirm he has been granted leave to appeal his conviction and sentence. A date has yet to be fixed.”

Turner admitted during the four-week trial at Winchester Crown Court that he had grabbed Emily around the throat during an argument but claimed it was self defence and she was alive afterwards.

His parents, Leigh and Anita Turner, were also convicted during the same trial of perverting the course of justice by destroying a confession note and removing a jacket from the scene.

They were each jailed for 27 months.

British-born Emily emigrated to New Zealand with her parents Mark and Caroline, and sister Hannah, when she was nine.

She returned to the UK to live with her grandparents in Southbourne and study a business diploma course at Brockenhurst College.

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10:33am Tue 4 Dec 12

Huey says...

HANG HIM NOW along with Restivo.
HANG HIM NOW along with Restivo. Huey
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11:01am Tue 4 Dec 12

I-H-S says...

It could blow back in his face if the sentence gets increased.
It could blow back in his face if the sentence gets increased. I-H-S
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11:20am Tue 4 Dec 12

Huey says...

I-H-S wrote:
It could blow back in his face if the sentence gets increased.
didn't think that was possible in this country?
[quote][p][bold]I-H-S[/bold] wrote: It could blow back in his face if the sentence gets increased.[/p][/quote]didn't think that was possible in this country? Huey
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11:27am Tue 4 Dec 12

contric says...

this is a classic example of how this place is going down the crapper playboy murders a young girl we are not told how long he will serve but we are told a minimum of 16 years far to short in my opinion then he will use a lot of taxpayers money for a rediculous appeal while the governement will tell us they have to save money by cutting services to the elderly and vulnerable what about telling this spoilt murderer the appeal will go ahead when the country can afford it unless you want to stump up the money yourself
this is a classic example of how this place is going down the crapper playboy murders a young girl we are not told how long he will serve but we are told a minimum of 16 years far to short in my opinion then he will use a lot of taxpayers money for a rediculous appeal while the governement will tell us they have to save money by cutting services to the elderly and vulnerable what about telling this spoilt murderer the appeal will go ahead when the country can afford it unless you want to stump up the money yourself contric
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12:01pm Tue 4 Dec 12

afcb-mark says...

Low life pieces of scum, all three of them. I hope his sentence is increased. He hasn't even got the decency to let the poor girl RIP.
Low life pieces of scum, all three of them. I hope his sentence is increased. He hasn't even got the decency to let the poor girl RIP. afcb-mark
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12:18pm Tue 4 Dec 12

speedy231278 says...

I bet if he wasn't from a rich family, they'd not consider any form of appeal. Was there any doubtful evidence, or are they just trying to find a loophole?
I bet if he wasn't from a rich family, they'd not consider any form of appeal. Was there any doubtful evidence, or are they just trying to find a loophole? speedy231278
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2:30pm Tue 4 Dec 12

LJT1966 says...

he killed the poor girl and then tried to cover it up. His parents just us culpable!!! Cannot see what his grounds for appeal are!! Nasty narcissist who couldn't bear that beautiful young girl getting attention. Hope he rots.
he killed the poor girl and then tried to cover it up. His parents just us culpable!!! Cannot see what his grounds for appeal are!! Nasty narcissist who couldn't bear that beautiful young girl getting attention. Hope he rots. LJT1966
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3:00pm Tue 4 Dec 12

TheDistrict says...

If I was an Appellant judge I would increase his sentence to a full life sentence or the death penalty. At the same time I would increase his parents sentences four fold at least.
If I was an Appellant judge I would increase his sentence to a full life sentence or the death penalty. At the same time I would increase his parents sentences four fold at least. TheDistrict
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3:31pm Tue 4 Dec 12

mgibbs says...

In order for an appeal to be granted, one of 3 conditions must be met. Either new evidence has been found, that had it been presented in court at the original trial, it may have led the jury to reach a different verdict. There is a dispute over court or investigation procedure in the original trial. Or, there is a dispute over a point, or points of law in the original trial. These are not loopholes or technicalities. They are fundamental to ensuring that our justice system is as fair as possible. On another note, a prisoners sentence cannot be increased unless the CPS lodge an appeal against the prison sentence handed down by the judge. This is not the case in this instance.
In order for an appeal to be granted, one of 3 conditions must be met. Either new evidence has been found, that had it been presented in court at the original trial, it may have led the jury to reach a different verdict. There is a dispute over court or investigation procedure in the original trial. Or, there is a dispute over a point, or points of law in the original trial. These are not loopholes or technicalities. They are fundamental to ensuring that our justice system is as fair as possible. On another note, a prisoners sentence cannot be increased unless the CPS lodge an appeal against the prison sentence handed down by the judge. This is not the case in this instance. mgibbs
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5:55pm Tue 4 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

i think it is very disrespectful for the echo to picture them together
i think it is very disrespectful for the echo to picture them together fantasanta
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6:00pm Tue 4 Dec 12

nermal says...

He's obviously got nothing else to do but think about it and got an indulgent family who will pay for it. I hope his appeal fails.
He's obviously got nothing else to do but think about it and got an indulgent family who will pay for it. I hope his appeal fails. nermal
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6:19pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Gastines2 says...

Lawyers=Appeal = Cash.A bit of cash all-round chaps?
Very poor taste of the Echo to print photo of the girl,obviously no thought for her parents!
Lawyers=Appeal = Cash.A bit of cash all-round chaps? Very poor taste of the Echo to print photo of the girl,obviously no thought for her parents! Gastines2
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6:54pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Rally says...

Thank you, mgibbs, for the voice of reason here.
People have been jailed (until the abolition of the death sentence in 1969, in some cases hanged) for a murder they did not commit.
Our Justice system is not perfect, mistakes are made.
If there is the slightest doubt over a person's guilt then an appeal must be made - no matter how unsavoury we find that person to be.
Thank you, mgibbs, for the voice of reason here. People have been jailed (until the abolition of the death sentence in 1969, in some cases hanged) for a murder they did not commit. Our Justice system is not perfect, mistakes are made. If there is the slightest doubt over a person's guilt then an appeal must be made - no matter how unsavoury we find that person to be. Rally
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6:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

nermal wrote:
He's obviously got nothing else to do but think about it and got an indulgent family who will pay for it. I hope his appeal fails.
he wont have to pay a penny and his family are also in prison !
[quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: He's obviously got nothing else to do but think about it and got an indulgent family who will pay for it. I hope his appeal fails.[/p][/quote]he wont have to pay a penny and his family are also in prison ! fantasanta
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7:45pm Tue 4 Dec 12

The Liberal says...

mgibbs wrote:
In order for an appeal to be granted, one of 3 conditions must be met. Either new evidence has been found, that had it been presented in court at the original trial, it may have led the jury to reach a different verdict. There is a dispute over court or investigation procedure in the original trial. Or, there is a dispute over a point, or points of law in the original trial. These are not loopholes or technicalities. They are fundamental to ensuring that our justice system is as fair as possible. On another note, a prisoners sentence cannot be increased unless the CPS lodge an appeal against the prison sentence handed down by the judge. This is not the case in this instance.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the way the police obtained evidence by bugging the family home?
[quote][p][bold]mgibbs[/bold] wrote: In order for an appeal to be granted, one of 3 conditions must be met. Either new evidence has been found, that had it been presented in court at the original trial, it may have led the jury to reach a different verdict. There is a dispute over court or investigation procedure in the original trial. Or, there is a dispute over a point, or points of law in the original trial. These are not loopholes or technicalities. They are fundamental to ensuring that our justice system is as fair as possible. On another note, a prisoners sentence cannot be increased unless the CPS lodge an appeal against the prison sentence handed down by the judge. This is not the case in this instance.[/p][/quote]I wonder if it has anything to do with the way the police obtained evidence by bugging the family home? The Liberal
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9:13pm Tue 4 Dec 12

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

fantasanta wrote:
i think it is very disrespectful for the echo to picture them together
I agree,i hate and cringe seeing his smarmy face next to her smiling pretty face.Just knowing what he did to that poor girl with her whole life ahead of her makes me so angry.If there is any truth in Karma i for one hope he suffers a worse fate!
[quote][p][bold]fantasanta[/bold] wrote: i think it is very disrespectful for the echo to picture them together[/p][/quote]I agree,i hate and cringe seeing his smarmy face next to her smiling pretty face.Just knowing what he did to that poor girl with her whole life ahead of her makes me so angry.If there is any truth in Karma i for one hope he suffers a worse fate! RageAgainstTheMachine
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10:46pm Tue 4 Dec 12

WHYNOT says...

SHAME ON YOU ECHO REPORTER PAULA ROBERTS, HOW CAN YOU PUT THAT PICTURE IN THIS STORY, YOU INSENSITIVE, THOUGHTLESS HACK
SHAME ON YOU ECHO REPORTER PAULA ROBERTS, HOW CAN YOU PUT THAT PICTURE IN THIS STORY, YOU INSENSITIVE, THOUGHTLESS HACK WHYNOT
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8:27am Wed 5 Dec 12

Cherry Bear says...

The pic sums this low life up to a tee, the sign "cash machine here" behind him!! That is what is going to get this arseh*le a reduced sentance.
The pic sums this low life up to a tee, the sign "cash machine here" behind him!! That is what is going to get this arseh*le a reduced sentance. Cherry Bear
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9:04am Wed 5 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

PLEASE ECHO HAVE THE COMMON DECENCY TO REMOVE THAT PHOTO ,ITS OFFENSIVE TO THAT GIRLS MEMORY !!
PLEASE ECHO HAVE THE COMMON DECENCY TO REMOVE THAT PHOTO ,ITS OFFENSIVE TO THAT GIRLS MEMORY !! fantasanta
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9:26am Wed 5 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

i have been into the office on Richmond Hill and complained , now please do something about it
i have been into the office on Richmond Hill and complained , now please do something about it fantasanta
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10:11am Wed 5 Dec 12

fantasanta says...

so you modify it and still leave THAT photo in place ,am i missing something ?
so you modify it and still leave THAT photo in place ,am i missing something ? fantasanta
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10:43am Thu 6 Dec 12

Rally says...

I won't be at all surprised if the appeal turns out to be a call for a change from guilty of murder to guilty of manslaughter.
I won't be at all surprised if the appeal turns out to be a call for a change from guilty of murder to guilty of manslaughter. Rally
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9:10pm Thu 13 Dec 12

treesbrigade says...

A must: Please educate yourselves on personality disorders.

It's been said he had NPD. All of us from a young age should be now educated on these types of personality disorders, people that have them don't have empathy... empathy is a learnt from a young age. They are from ALL walks of life.

Borderline personality disorder is another and disorders on the sociopathic spectrum.

Very important to know there are many different types of NPD - Men and Women (yes women too) do not always exhibit the outward 'Vain' behaviours but are still Narcissists.

Good place to start, careful attention to the name because of the ('s):
LIGHT'S HOUSE.ORG (personality disorders)

Peace.
A must: Please educate yourselves on personality disorders. It's been said he had NPD. All of us from a young age should be now educated on these types of personality disorders, people that have them don't have empathy... empathy is a learnt from a young age. They are from ALL walks of life. Borderline personality disorder is another and disorders on the sociopathic spectrum. Very important to know there are many different types of NPD - Men and Women (yes women too) do not always exhibit the outward 'Vain' behaviours but are still Narcissists. Good place to start, careful attention to the name because of the ('s): LIGHT'S HOUSE.ORG (personality disorders) Peace. treesbrigade
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