Monique Turenne Sentenced
DNA testing has freed numerous, wrongly convicted prisoners in recent years. Convicted husband killer Monique Turenne wont be one of them.
The First District Court of Appeal Friday affirmed Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet's April decision denying DNA testing in the Turenne case. That means the 55 year old Canadian will continue to serve her 21 year prison sentence for her role in the February 9th, 1996 murder of her husband at their home in Forest Park in Panama City.
She and boyfriend Ralph Crompton hatched a plan to kill Turenne's husband, who was beaten to death in the garage of their home. Canadian Air Force Major Turenne had been on temporary assignment at Tyndall Air Force Base when he was killed.
Turenne fled to Canada, and prosecutors had to agree they would not seek the death penalty before Canada would extradite her. Her trial ended in a second degree murder conviction. She is to be released in 12 years from now, at age 67.