Parents jailed for murder cover-up

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The Independent Online

A wealthy jeweller and his wife who disposed of evidence after their jealous son murdered his girlfriend at their Bournemouth home have been jailed for 27 months each.

Elliot Turner, 20, was found guilty by a jury at Winchester Crown Court in May of murdering Emily Longley, 17, after going "absolutely nuts" in a jealous rage.

His parents Leigh, 54, and Anita, 51, were sentenced at the same court yesterday after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice. They helped cover up the crime by destroying a confession letter from their son and taking away vital evidence after the killing at their home in May last year. Their son was also sentenced to nine months, to run concurrently with his life sentence for murder, for perverting the course of justice.