Emily Longley murder: Elliot Turner appeals against conviction

Elliot Turner
Image caption Elliot Turner denied murder throughout the four-week trial

A man found guilty of murdering his aspiring model girlfriend has lodged an appeal against his conviction.

Elliot Turner, 20, strangled Emily Longley, 17, who was found dead in bed at his family's house in Queenswood Avenue in May 2011.

Turner was convicted at Winchester Crown Court in May and jailed for life, with a minimum tariff of 16 years.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) could not confirm on what grounds the appeal was made.

Jealous rage

Turner had denied murder but admitted perverting the course of justice.

The prosecution said Turner killed Emily, a student from New Zealand, in a jealous rage at his parents' house on 7 May last year.

He had a history of obsession with women and began to believe Emily was seeing someone else behind his back.

Mrs Justice Dobbs also sentenced Turner to nine months to run concurrently for perverting the course of justice.

Turner's parents, Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, had denied perverting the course of justice but were also convicted by the jury.

They tried to help cover up the crime by destroying a confession letter from their son and taking away vital evidence after the killing at their home.

They were bailed until sentencing in July, but were told by the judge they were likely to face jail.

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