SINCE HER TRIAL, MONIQUE HAS BEEN MORE THAN WILLING TO SPEAK PUBLICLY ABOUT THE EVENTS SURROUNDING HER HUSBAND'S MURDER.
SHE DIDN'T DISAPPOINT TODAY.
BUT THIS TIME THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM, DAVID TURENNE'S, GOT TO SAY THEIR PIECE AS WELL.
"someday you will be judges in another way and that judgement will be more agonizing and more fitting than any that will be passed down today. until then I ask this court to hand you the most maximum sentence it can so you are unable to poison and anyone else in this life."
THOSE ARE WORDS FROM FAMILY OF DAVID TURENNE TO THE WOMAN FOUND GUILTY IN 2ND DEGREE OF HIS MURDER, HIS WIFE MONIQUE TURENNE.
THEIR HANDS SHAKING AS THEY DESCRIBED YEARS OF PAIN AND ANGUISH CAUSED BY THE BRUTAL MURDER.
TURENNE VISIBLY DENYING THEIR CLAIMS.
JUDGE MICHAEL OVERSTREET HANDED TURENNE THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR 2ND DEGREE MURDER, A LITTLE MORE THAN 21 YEARS IN PRISON.
FLORIDA LAW MANDATES THAT SHE SERVE AT LEAST 85 PERCENT OF HER SENTENCE.
TURENNE REPORTEDLY FIRED HER LAWYER, PUBLIC DEFENDER WALTER SMITH MORE THAN A WEEK AGO.
BUT TODAY SHE DECIDED TO FOLLOW STANDARD PROCEDURE AND LET HIM TURN HER CASE OVER TO ANOTHER LAWYER WHO WILL HANDLE HER APPEAL.
SHE STILL CLAIMS SHE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER HUSBAND'S DEATH.
"I'm not finished with this episode of pushing for my innocence."
AFTER THE HEARING, THE TURENNE FAMILY WAS RELIEVED THAT THIS NINE YEAR ORDEAL HAD FINALLY COME TO AN END.
¶"we couldn't be happier with the verdict. it was the maximum that could of been opposed. we're just very satisfied with it and the way the whole system works."
"i go home. home to my life and people that i love. Back to work. I think about my uncle as the sweet man that he was and not in the way that he died now that this is all over.
TURENNE'S LOVER RALPH CROMPTON "IS" SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR HIS PART IN THE MURDER.