Guilty verdict for man accused in double murder
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
RICHMOND, TX (KTRK) -- Jurors have reached a guilty verdict in the capital murder trial of a former prison guard accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law.The double murder case of Albert Turner captured national attention after Keitha Turner and her mother, Betty Jo Frank, were found murdered. Turner was featured on 'America's Most Wanted.' Last week, he finally went on trial and today there was a verdict. The jury unanimously found Albert Turner guilty of capital murder. They deliberated less than three hours before returning the verdict. Turner was already shaking his head in disagreement before the verdict was read. He pleaded not guilty, but the jury found him guilty of the December 2009 murders of his wife and mother-in-law. Prosecutors say Turner slashed the throats of Keitha Frank Turner and Betty Jo Frank. At least two of his four children witnessed some of the brutality. Turner's oldest daughter called 911. An audiotape of the call was played in court.
- Daughter: My Grandma is dead!
911 Operator: Your Grandma?
Operator : What happened to her?
Daughter: He killed her!
Operator : Who did that?
Daughter: My Dad!
Daughter : Tell mom to breathe. Mommy keep breathing!
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