Kelsey Turner could have always just found another sugar daddy.
There was no reason to have her boyfriend beat him to death with a baseball bat.
I think she is getting off light with her sentence.
A former Playboy and Maxim model who made headlines in 2019 when she was arrested in connection with the murder of a respected psychiatrist has quietly entered a guilty plea, PEOPLE confirms.
Kelsey Turner, 29, entered an Alford plea to the charge of second-degree murder — which means the defendant entered a guilty plea, but still maintains her innocence, according to online court records.
The ex-model previously pled not guilty to the charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder before reaching a plea deal this week. She is now facing 10 to 25 years in prison.
In 2019, Turner was arrested in connection with the death of 71-year-old Thomas Burchard whose body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in a desert area east of Las Vegas, according to earlier reporting by PEOPLE.
Authorities have said that Turner and Burchard had an intimate relationship before the brutal slaying and had known each other for around two years. An arrest warrant previously obtained by PEOPLE showed that Burchard paid the rent at Turner’s Las Vegas apartment for the months of March, April and June.
Turner’s boyfriend at the time, Jon Logan Kennison, and her roommate, Diana Nicole Pena, were also charged in connection with the murder.
Pena — who was roommates with Turner and Kennison — testified to a grand jury that she saw Kennison swing a baseball bat at Burchard inside a Las Vegas home after Turner became upset about images and messages she found on the victim’s phone, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
KTNV Las Vegas reports that Burchard, who lived in Salinas, Calif., went to see Turner in Las Vegas with the goal of ending their relationship and to tell her that he would no longer be financing her lifestyle.
All of them should get life in prison.
Flip the pages for a video about the arrest and photos of Turner.