A YOUNG woman yesterday told a court about Elliot Turner’s ‘obsessive’ behaviour towards her friend Emily Longley in the weeks before she died.

Jasmin Snook, 19, told Winchester Crown Court that Turner became paranoid about the aspiring model being with other boys.

Miss Snook said Emily had tried to end her relationship with Turner on May 2 last year following a trip to Portsmouth.

“She said it had been quite awkward and she told him she didn’t want to be with him anymore but she didn’t mind being friends with him.”

Miss Snook said Turner became angry after discovering Emily had arranged to meet another boy on May 5 and had seen Emily was speaking to other boys on Facebook.

The softly spoken teenager described Turner’s mood as ‘obsessive’ and added: “He was talking about her constantly.

“He was saying she was lucky to be with him.

“He didn’t understand why she was doing things like this and was making him look like an idiot.”

Miss Snook added that later that evening Turner had tried to find out who Emily had gone on a date with.

“He was trying to find out who she was with and tried to get my phone off me.

“I was quite scared about the way he was acting. I just wanted to get out of there and go home.

“He said ‘he was going to smash her face in and didn’t care if he did 10 years, she was going down’, ‘She was dead’. Things like that.”

Miss Snook also spoke about the ‘joke’ Turner had played on her that night when he claimed he’d killed Emily by hitting her over the head seven times with a mallet.

“He was saying things like, ‘she’s never going to have a family’, ‘she pushed me to it’, ‘she knew what she was getting herself into’.”

Turner then told Miss Snook Emily was OK. “He said in a parallel universe he would have killed her.”

The next night, May 6, Emily was due to stay with Miss Snook but Turner insisted Emily would be staying with him and she should tell Emily how lucky she was to be with him, the hearing was told.

“He said he needed that one last night with her.”

During cross examination, Anthony Donne QC asked Miss Snook why the reference to ‘parallel universe’ was not in her statement.

Miss Snook replied her neighbour had reminded her about it and she now recalls him saying it.

Elliot Turner, 20, is accused of murdering Emily Longley, 17, on May 7 last year at the family home in Queenswood Avenue in Queens Park, Bournemouth.

He is also accused, together with his parents Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, of perverting the course of justice. All three deny the charges.

The trial continues.