The boyfriend of a former Las Vegas Playboy model accused in the murder of a psychiatrist has spoken out, claiming he and his girlfriend are harmless in the killing of Kelsey Turner’s alleged “sugar daddy.”
The Daily Mail reported that Logan Kennison sat down for a jailhouse interview with Access Hollywood two years after his and Turner’s arrest on murder fees in the demise of 71-year-old psychiatrist Thomas Burchard at Turner’s Las Vegas house.
Kennison and Turner are accused of beating Burchard to demise with a baseball bat earlier than stuffing his physique into the trunk of the girl’s deserted Mercedes on a desert highway in rural Nevada.
“We’re not monsters, we didn’t do it,” Kennison informed Access.
The boyfriend of former Playboy model Kelsey Turner who has been charged with bludgeoning to demise her aged benefactor has denied their involvement in the murder and insisted that the sufferer was not his girlfriend’s ‘sugar daddy.’
‘We’re not monsters’: Boyfriend of former Playboy model Kelsey Turner gives jailhouse interview insisting murdered psychiatrist, 71, who gave his partner $300K over several years was NOT her sugar daddy and that they didn’t kill him
Kennison additionally denied claims that the alleged Las Vegas murder sufferer was the Playboy model’s “sugar daddy,” although he acknowledged Burchard had been paying for Turner’s condominium, automotive, and payments.
“I think he was just a really good friend. He had a good heart,” Kennison mentioned.
Judy Earp, Burchard’s fiancée and his life accomplice, mentioned the psychiatrist had paid Turner the sum of $300,000 through the years and had traveled to Nevada to inform her he was chopping her off financially in March 2019.
He was discovered useless on March 7. Turner will not be set to be tried till July 12 of this yr, KTNV previously reported.
Police say 71-year-old Thomas Burchard was killed at a house right here in the valley. His physique was finally discovered in the trunk of an deserted automobile close to Lake Mead final yr.
Kennison additionally instantly denied involvement in the Vegas Playboy model murder plot, saying “I would never hurt him. I would never harm him. I never did anything to him. When I left, he was perfectly fine.”
Kennison additionally tried to recommend Diana Pena, a housemate who has additionally been charged in the crime, was truly answerable for Burchard’s slaying, telling Access “Diana had something to do with it.”
Unliked Turner and Kennison who’ve each pleaded not responsible, Pena has pleaded responsible to accent fees and is predicted to testify towards the couple.
CBS affiliate KLAS reported Kennison and Turner are anticipated to face trial collectively.
The deserted automotive in which Burchard was discovered belonged to Turner who had by no means reported it lacking.
According to a feature profile on the case in Elle published in 2019, Pena was dwelling in the Playboy model’s house as a part-time nanny for Turner’s son the evening the Las Vegas murder allegedly occurred.
Pena testified to a grand jury that Kennison struck Burchard with a bat following an argument, badly bruising him. He requested somebody to take him to a hospital and waited in the again of Turner’s automotive in the house’s storage with Pena, who left the room after Turner informed her to go clear up round the home.
Pena testified she later heard Turner yelling for Kennison to “knock Thomas out” and that when she returned to the storage “it was too late.”
Turner’s lawyer informed Elle in response that it could have been not possible for the comparatively petite Turner to have overwhelmed Burchard to demise and carry his physique right into a automotive, additionally calling Pena a “snitch” who had so much to achieve by “telling the police what they wanted to hear.”
“Don’t believe all the hype,” Smith mentioned. “There’s a salacious aspect to all this, which has generated a lot of interest. Everybody loves these true crime stories that have a sexual component to them.” (Pena’s and Kennison’s attorneys didn’t remark for this story.)