"I'll kill you" comment in jest

Emily Longley
Emily Longley was found dead on 7th May 2011. Photo: Dorset Police

A man accused of murdering his ex girlfriend has told a court that they had a good relationship. Twenty year old Elliot Turner is accused of murdering Emily Longley at his home in Bournemouth last May.

Today the court heard that Emily wrote a note to him while they were on holiday together on the Isle of Man just weeks before she died - which said 'don't say you'll kill me', 'stop being so constantly aggressive', 'you make me scared because you're so intimidating' and 'I love you'.

Elliot Turner confirmed this while giving evidence this morning, but he said he never meant the words 'I'll kill you' literally. He said they had a good relationship and 'got on like a house on fire'. He said he was planning to give her a commitment ring as a present for his twentieth Birthday later in May last year - she was found dead on 7th May.

Elliott Turner denies killing 17 year old Emily Longley at his home in Bournemouth. Both he and his parents also deny perverting the course of justice.