AS the parents of murderer Elliot Turner were jailed today for covering up the murder of Emily Longley, in New Zealand the Longley family were left craving any sign of remorse.
Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, were jailed for 27 months when they appeared for sentencing tonight (NZT) in Winchester Crown Court, after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
They were told they would have to serve at least half that sentence, after helping cover up their son's crime.
Turner, now 21, was in May jailed for at least 16 years for killing Emily, 17, at his parents' Bournemouth home in May 2011.
Emily's father Mark Longley told Fairfax Media he was pleased justice had been done, but the lack of remorse hurt.
"I hope tonight they're reflecting on what they did," he said.
"There's been no remorse. We're pleased justice has been fully served."
After sitting through every day of the trial, parents Mark and Caroline, and sister Hannah opted not to return to Winchester Crown Court for the sentencing.
Emily's grandparents were in court, and relayed the sentence to family New Zealand.
Emily attended secondary school in Auckland before moving to Britain, where she was born, and had been staying with her grandparents when Turner killed her, for wanting to break up with him.
Mr Longley said Elliot Turner had created a crazy mess.
"He killed her because she wanted to break up with him. We're mourning the loss of our daughter, his parents are in jail. It just seems crazy."
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