Friend of former Playboy model Kelsey Turner denies murder of psychiatrist

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Former Playboy model Kelsey Turner’s boyfriend, who has been accused of beating her elderly benefactor to death, has denied their involvement in the murder, insisting that the victim was not his girlfriend’s ‘sugar daddy’.

Logan Kennison sat down for an interview with the prison Access to Hollywood, two years after his arrest on charges of conspiracy to commit murder for the death of 71-year-old psychiatrist Thomas Burchard.

The pair are accused of beating Burchard to death with a baseball bat in Las Vegas before putting his body in the trunk of Turner’s Mercedes Benz on a desert road in rural Nevada.

Logan Kennison

Kelsey Turner

Murder suspect Logan Kennison (left) said in a prison interview with Access Hollywood that he and his girlfriend, former Playboy model Kelsey Turner (right), did not kill a psychiatrist in Las Vegas in 2019.

The decomposing body of Dr. Thomas Bruchard was discovered in the trunk of Turner's car on March 7, 2019, in Nevada.

The decomposing body of Dr. Thomas Bruchard was discovered in the trunk of Turner’s car on March 7, 2019, in Nevada.

During the interview, Kennison maintained his and Turner’s innocence by saying ‘we’re not monsters, we didn’t do it,’ instead pointing an accusing finger at his girlfriend’s former roommate.

Kennison confirmed that Bruchard had paid for Turner’s house, car, and bills before his death, but denied that he was her “sugar daddy.”

‘I think he was just a really good friend. He had a good heart, ”Kennison said.

Judy Earp, Bruchard’s fiancé and his 17-year-old life partner, told Access Hollywood that she had expressed concerns that Turner and other money-burned young women may have been taken advantage of, but she said he told her: is okay. , I can afford it. ‘

Kennison and Turner have pleaded not guilty to allegations of conspiracy to commit murder

Turner is in prison

Kennison and Turner have pleaded not guilty to allegations of conspiracy to commit murder

Kennison denied claims that Bruchard had been Turner's sugar daddy, but admitted that the older man paid her rent and bills

Kennison denied claims that Bruchard had been Turner’s sugar daddy, but admitted that the older man paid her rent and bills

Bruchard's fiancée Judy Earp said the man had given Turner about $ 300,000 over the years

Kelsey Turner

Bruchard’s fiancé, Judy Earp (left), said the man had given Turner about $ 300,000 over the years. She said he traveled to Las Vegas before his death to tell the model that he was cutting her off financially

According to Earp, Bruchard had given Turner about $ 300,000 over the years, but just before his death in March 2019, he traveled to Las Vegas to tell the former Playmate that he would no longer pay for her lifestyle.

On or around March 2, 2019, Bruchard attended a party at the house of Turner and her boyfriend. According to Kennison, the semi-retired child psychiatrist got into an argument with their roommate, Diana Pena, at one point during the evening.

Kennison alleged that he and Turner left the house on foot for fear their neighbors would call the police to report a noise complaint.

When asked how Bruchard’s decomposing corpse ended up in the trunk of Turner’s car, he replied, “Diana had something to do with it.”

The suspect added that “it sounds like” Pena killed the psychiatrist.

Kennison pointed an accusing finger at Turner's roommate, Diana Pena, suggesting she murdered Bruchard

Pena testified against the pair before the Grand Jury

Kennison pointed an accusing finger at Turner’s roommate, Diana Pena (left and right), suggesting that she had murdered Bruchard. Pena testified against the pair before the Grand Jury

Pena pleaded guilty to complicity in a murder and will testify against Kennison and Turner at trial

Pena pleaded guilty to complicity in a murder and will testify against Kennison and Turner at trial

In her testimony to the Grand Jury, Pena said it was Kennison who chased Bruchard with a baseball bat after the doctor got into a fight with Turner.

Pena claimed to have seen Bruchard turn up with a bruise on his head and demanded medical attention. While the victim was waiting in the car to be taken to the hospital, the housemate said Kennison and Turner had instructed her to clean up the blood in the apartment.

Pena ultimately pleaded guilty to complicity in murder in connection with Bruchard’s death and will testify against Kennison and Turner, who could face life in prison if convicted.

The body of the 71-year-old man was found in the trunk of the Mercedes on March 7. An autopsy determined that he died of blunt trauma to the head.

Kennison firmly insisted that he did not hurt or hurt Bruchard

He said of himself and Turner: 'we are not monsters'

Kennison firmly insisted that he did not hurt or hurt Bruchard. He said of himself and Turner: ‘we are not monsters’

Turner is scheduled to be on trial in Nevada in July.  If convicted, she could face life in prison

Turner is scheduled to be on trial in Nevada in July. If convicted, she could face life in prison

In the abandoned vehicle, investigators found Burchard’s vest and house keys; collected fingerprint and possibly DNA evidence; noticed visible blood spatters on chairs and blue latex gloves; and found cleaning supplies.

“Blood tests in the backseat suggested Burchard had been attacked in the vehicle,” police said in Turner’s warrant.

The model was arrested in Stockton, California on March 21, 2019. Kennison was arrested in Las Vegas on April 17.

When asked directly during the interview in prison if he had killed Bruchard, Kennison said, “no.”

He added: ‘I would never hurt him. I would never hurt him. I never did anything to him. When I left he was completely fine. ‘

Both Kennison and Turner have pleaded not to be guilty of the charges against them. The ex-model will be put on trial in July.

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