Extradition Gets Closer for Suspect in Local Murder 8 Years Ago

The three-judge Manitoba Court of Appeals rejected Turenne's argument that extraditing her to Florida would violate her Canadian Charter rights.

Mrs. Turenne is facing first degree murder charges in the beating death of David Turenne. The Canadian Air Force Major had been assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base when he was found dead outside of his Forest Park home in 1996.

Monique Turenne's lover, Ralph Crompton was arrested and convicted of first degree murder. He's serving a life sentence.

But during his trial, Crompton claimed Monique Turenne put him up to the killing, and even accused her of delivering the fatal blow to her husband with a claw hammer. She fled to her native Canada within several days of the murder.

In return for the Canadian courts' help, local prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty against Turenne.

No word on when she'll be extradited to Bay County.


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