A Lexington, Kentucky, woman is seeking parole by manipulating her alleged lesbian lover and another, a colleague, to plot the murder of her husband Michael Turpin. Kentucky native Elizabeth Turpin and accused lesbian mistress Karen Brown have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 1986 murder of husband Michael Turpin, the Lexington Herald reported.
Michael was stabbed 19 times before his body was thrown into the pond at the Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington. Elizabeth, Brown and their colleague Keith Bouchard were all ultimately found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Bouchard’s life sentence has been confirmed, so he will remain imprisoned for the rest of the year. Both Brown and Elizabeth are now trying to escape, but were strongly opposed by Michael’s family at Monday’s hearing.
Prosecutors told the court that Elizabeth Turpin convinced Bouchard and Brown to kill her husband so she could receive $60,000 in life insurance.
Former Kentucky Attorney Ray Larson argues with state parole board that Elizabeth Turpin was not deserving of parole and still displayed manipulative tendencies that helped her rape accused lesbian mistress Brown and her colleague Bouchard recruit Assassination. “She manipulated Karen Brown and Keith Bouchard to be part of this murder, and she hasn’t learned any lessons since she was incarcerated,” Larson said.
“Don’t let Elizabeth Turpin deceive you, she’s learned her lesson after being incarcerated … she’s incarcerating for what she did before her husband was murdered.” Elizabeth Turpin later told Kentucky officials of her relationship with Brown. Apparently the relationship never became flesh, but it is claimed Brown told her she was in love with her.
Turpin told state officials she was not trying to dissuade the woman because she was her drug dealer. Brown was due to meet the parole board this month, but her hearing was delayed until January due to coronavirus-related concerns.
“The only thing they regret is that they got caught,” Michael’s brother Tony Turpin said during Brown and Elizabeth’s parole hearing, Lexington’s CBS-affiliated WKYT reported. Police say Elizabeth orchestrated the murder, while Keith Butchard, a man Brown was paying for, drove the getaway car and stabbed Michael more than two dozen times. For her part, speaking with parole officials in Kentucky on Tuesday, Elizabeth Turpin accused immaturity of a plot to murder her six-month-old husband.
“I was very immature. I was selfish,” Turpin said, noting that she was a drug addict. An Oxygen documentary about Turpin’s murder of her husband has found that the couple’s relationship fell apart because Elizabeth didn’t want to give up the party while Michael wanted to start a family.