Former Playboy model convicted of murdering her 71-year-old boyfriend
Kelsey Turner, a former Playboy model, pled guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to murder 71-year-old psychiatrist Thomas Burchard.
The records of the Clark County District Court state that Buchard left his home in Salinas, California, and headed to Las Vegas, Nevada, with the purpose of ending his two-year relationship with Kelsey Turner, but he never came back.
According to USA Today, 29-year-old Kelsey Turner was in a relationship with Burchard, who not only provided her with a monthly allowance but also paid her rent and other living expenses in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On a desert road close to Lake Mead, Burchard’s body was discovered within the trunk of an abandoned Mercedes-Benz that had been reported missing. The official report states that he suffered fatal head injuries.
Upon his disappearance, Judy Earp filed a missing person’s report.
The psychiatrist’s longtime girlfriend, Judy Earp, reported him missing after she hadn’t heard from him in a while; she claimed that Burchard was covering Turner’s medical bills to the tune of about $300,000.
“He was always helping people,” Earp said “Anybody with a sad story, you know. Some people took advantage of that.”
In connection with Burchard’s murder, a grand jury indicted Kelsey Turner and Jon Kennison in May of this year. Turner’s roommate Diana Pena allegedly observed Kennison swing a baseball bat at Burchard and said that they planned to take him to the hospital. Turner continually expressing her desire to “knock Thomas out.”
Judge Kennison sentenced Kennison to the maximum of 45 years in jail after he pled guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Turner’s sentencing is scheduled for the beginning of the new year.