A former model has pleaded guilty to murder in the beating death of a 71-year-old psychiatrist who authorities say was helping her pay her bills. According to Clark County District Court documents, Kelsey Turner was arrested and conspiracy to murder in the April 2019 death of Thomas Burchard of Salinas. According to court records, Turner filed an Alford plea on Wednesday. Turner maintains her innocence but pled guilty to second-degree murder under a bargain made between the case’s attorneys.
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According to Las Vegas police, Burchard drove from California to Las Vegas, where Turner was living at the time, during which he allegedly granted her an allowance that included paying her rent, according to The Californian, part of the USA TODAY Network. According to the publication, Burchard was later discovered dead in the trunk of an abandoned Benz. According to authorities, Burchard died of trauma to the head when his automobile was found on a desert road near Lake Mead after his long-term girlfriend reported him missing. According to the warrant, Burchard’s girlfriend, Judy Earp, thought Turner was involved. Earp told The Californian that her boyfriend had given her at least $300,000 over the previous two years.
Who is Kelsey Turner?
Kelsey Turner, 29, is most known for her appearances in Maxim and Playboy Italia. According to her Facebook page, she has also been featured in Conceited Magazine and Modelmania. In addition to modelling for numerous periodicals, she allegedly got money by selling images of herself. She has two children, according to Law & Crime. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Turner moved to Las Vegas with Diana Pena and Jon Kennison in 2019. According to Judy Earp, the victims’ longtime lover, Dr Burchard had been paying Turner’s bills for a flat and the one in Las Vegas. Meauwww claimed that Dr Burchard had also paid their $3200 rent in full for March 2018.
What Between Turner and Dr Burchard?
Turner and Dr Burchard fell out when he stopped paying the model’s rent in 2018, according to Law & Crime. According to the publication, Turner, her mother, and the two children were evicted. Kelsey Turner and Kennison are accused of plotting to assassinate Burchard after he travelled from his California home to Las Vegas. According to the Post, the doctor travelled to talk with Turner about providing her with money. Police suspect, he was murdered on March 3, 2019, the last time his cell phone was active.