New Zealand model Emily Longley's killer jailed for 16 years
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New Zealand model Emily Longley's killer jailed for 16 years

London : United Kingdom | May 22, 2012 at 11:57 PM PDT
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The arrogance shown by murderer Elliot Turner during his relationship with Emily Longley and then throughout the five-week trial for her murder was breathtaking, the judge said on sentencing him.

Elliot Turner was given a life sentence in jail for murdering the 17-year-old, with a non-parole period of 16 years, minus the time he had already served awaiting trial in a UK court.

Justice Dobbs told Turner:"Your arrogance during your relationship with Emily Longley, during your time on remand and even throughout this trial has been breathtaking. Your lack of remorse is chilling."

Emily, who had come over from New Zealand to study at college eight months before her murder, texted: "I'm thinking of breaking up from Elliot... because of his controlling, threatening behaviour."

Ex-public schoolboy Turner, 20, remained stony-faced when he learnt he would spend a minimum of 16 years in jail for murdering Emily Longley, 17.

Turner's parents, Leigh and Anita Turner, were convicted yesterday of perverting the course of justice for their actions to help cover up the murder.

They are due to be sentenced in four weeks, but the judge yesterday indicated they too would spend time behind bars.

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Ex-public schoolboy Turner, 20, remained stony-faced when he learnt he would spend a minimum of 16 years in jail for murdering Emily Longley, 17.
nazish7 is based in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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