A MAN has been jailed for at least 16 years for the murder of aspiring New Zealand model Emily Longley.
Elliot Turner, 20, will serve at least 16 years of a life sentence for strangling 17-year-old Emily during a jealousy-inspired rage in May 2011.
Following a five-week trial at Winchester Crown Court southwest of London, a jury found Turner guilty of murder and the minimum jail term was set by Justice Linda Dobbs today.
The sentence was read in front of a packed courtroom which included Emily’s parents Mark and Caroline, who travelled from New Zealand to attend the trial.
Turner’s parents Leigh, 54, and Anita, 51, also face jail terms after being found guilty of helping to cover up the killing by destroying a confession letter from their son and taking away vital evidence after the murder at their home in Bournemouth.