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Elliot Turner's parents jailed for covering up his girlfriend's murder

Elliott Turner killed Emily Longley in a jealous rage Credit: ITV Meridian

A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence to help cover up after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend have been jailed for 27 months each.

Elliot Turner was sentenced to sixteen years in May for murdering Emily Longley in his bed after going "absolutely nuts" in a jealous rage.

Today his parents Leigh and Anita were sentenced today at the same court after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

They helped to cover up the crime by destroying a confession letter from their son and taking away vital evidence after the killing at their home in Bournemouth, Dorset, in May last year.

Their son was also sentenced to nine months, to run concurrently, for perverting the course of justice.

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Elliot Turner jailed for life

He killed her in a jealous rage and today Emily Longley's ex-boyfriend was handed a life sentence for her murder.

Elliott Turner will serve at least 16 years in prison. The judge said it was a pre-meditated act and that his lack of remorse was "chilling".

Emily's parents, meanwhile, said justice had finally been done. From Winchester Crown Court, Martin Dowse reports.

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