NV - Dr. Thomas Burchard, 71, found bludgeoned to death in trunk of car, Clark County, 7 Mar 2019

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  1. Niner

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    Thursday, June 13th:
    *Arraignment Hearing (@ 9am PT) - NV – Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard (71) (reported missing Mar. 2, 2019; found Mar. 7, 2019 in truck of car near Lake Mead Rec. Area entrance, Las Vegas) – for *Kelsey Nicole Turner (25) arrested (3/21/19 in Stockton, CA), extradited (4/13/19), charged (4/5/19) & re-indicted (5/31/19) with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Held without bond.
    4/1/19 Update: Hearing in Stockton courtroom. San Joquin County prosecuting attorney said that “additional info has come to light” resulting in the need for an addition court appearance 4/16. Expected back in Vegas by 4/12. 4/13/19: Was transferred to Clark County Detention Center. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment on 6/13.
    For *Jon Logan Kennison aka “Big Red” (26) arrest warrant issued (4/5/19, arrested & charged (4/17/19) & re-indicted (5/31/19) with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of a deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Held without bond.
    4/5/19 Update: Warrant issued for Kennison (KT’s bf). 4/17/19: Kennison arrested. First appearance in court on 4/19/19. 4/19/19: Advised of charges on criminal complaint, waives reading of complaint. Public defender appointed. Held without bon. Defense will file motion to address bail. Media request for electronic coverage granted. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment hearing on 6/13.
    *Diana Nicole Pena – Pena agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge & could get probation or up to five years in prison for her felony conviction. Arraignment hearing on 6/11. 6/11/19: Plead guilty, sentencing on 7/9.
     
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    Thursday, June 13th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (see below) (@ 10am ET) – AL – Oralia Mendoza (49) (missing June 4, 2018, Huntsville, found June 15, 2018) & granddaughter Mariah Feit Lopez (13) (missing June 4, 2018, Huntsville, found June 7, 2018) – *Yoni Martinez-Aguilar (26) arrested (6/15/18) & charged (7/12/18) with 2 counts of capital murder & drug possession. Held without bond. Undocumented.
    (LE says might have connection to Sinaloa drug cartel). Yoni said he had to kill Mariah as she saw him murder Oralia; YA says Palomino killer Oralia.
    7/21/18 Update: Case goes to Grand Jury.

    1/17/19 Update: Yoni in Status hearing on 1/17. Judge sets “late April” for case to go to Grand Jury.

    Only for *Israel Gonzalez Palomino (34) – arrested (6/14/18) & charged with 2 counts of capital murder & drug possession. Held without bond.
    Green card holder. Originally arrested on possession of drugs.
    In court next week (7/16) for original drug possession charge. 7/16/18: Waived his rights to Prelim hearing on 8/2/18.
    5/29/19 Update: Attorneys for Isreal Palomino filed the subpoena last week, asking for any and all records since he was incarcerated in June 2018. The state filed a motion to dismiss the subpoena, calling it an “effort to engage in a fishing expedition.”

    6/10/19 Update: Hearing on 6/13.
     
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    Turner:

    06/13/2019 Indictment Warrant Return
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Matter Heard

    06/13/2019 Initial Arraignment
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Set Status Check

    06/13/2019 All Pending Motions
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Matter Heard
    Parties Present:
    Plaintiff: State of Nevada
    Attorney: Weckerly, Pamela C
    Attorney: Palal, Binu G.
    Defendant: Turner, Kelsey Nichole
    Attorney: Smith, Brian J.

    06/13/2019 Notice of Department Reassignment
    Comment: Notice of Department Reassignment

    06/27/2019 Status Check: Trial Setting
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:30 AM

    link: Eighth Judicial District Court Portal


    Kennison:

    06/13/2019 Indictment Warrant Return
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Matter Heard

    06/13/2019 Initial Arraignment
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Set Status Check

    06/13/2019 All Pending Motions
    Judicial Officer: Herndon, Douglas W.
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM
    Result: Matter Heard
    Parties Present:
    Plaintiff: State of Nevada
    Attorney: Weckerly, Pamela C
    Attorney: Palal, Binu G.
    Defendant: Kennison, Jon
    Attorney: Abood, Joseph K
    Attorney: Bashor, Ryan

    06/13/2019 Notice of Department Reassignment
    Comment: Notice of Department Reassignment

    06/27/2019 Status Check: Trial Setting
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:30 AM

    link: Eighth Judicial District Court Portal
     
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    Former Playboy model, boyfriend could face death penalty for murder of doctor

    JUNE 14, 2019

    "Las Vegas -- A former Maxim model who says she also posed for Playboy Italia pleaded not guilty along with her boyfriend to murder and conspiracy in the killing of a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas. Kelsey Nichole Turner and Jon Logan Kennison stood in shackles Thursday as they appeared in court.

    The District Attorney's office will put the case of Turner and Kennison in front of a committee to decide if the DA's office will pursue the death penalty, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reports.

    On Tuesday their former housemate, Diana Pena, pleaded guilty to accessory to murder and implicated Turner and Kennison in the March killing of Dr. Thomas Burchard...."

    Former Playboy model, boyfriend could face death penalty for murder of doctor
     
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    Oops - sorry about post #82 - I knew I posted that "somewhere" where it did NOT belong, but then I couldn't find it.... :rolleyes:

    Wondering "why" I am not getting "Alerts" for some of my threads.... this is 2nd thread I've seen that I'm not getting alerts.

    Thanks YESorNO for the update!
     
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    Was she smiling in court, in the video?:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes she was......
     
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    Thanks! The story is well pieced together now.

    The situation escalated when Turner looked through Burchard's messages with her moth(sic) and found "pornographic photos" sent between the two of them.

    She threatened to report him to CHOMP if he didn't pay up.


    So - the real reason for killing the doctor was she tried to blackmail him with discovery of the photos - not that she was so distressed about his relationship with her mother. When he refused, she and her boyfriend flew into a murderous rage.:rolleyes:
     
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    Just catching up on this thread and still a couple posts to go, but geez! These three benefitted from this man’s charity (I guess you would call it that) as he was paying their rent. Regardless of the relationship (s) involved amongst them, and Lord knows what ‘activities’ they were all involved in, but they go and kill him. Smh. What a world we live in.
     
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    Still working my way thru the thread. I’m wondering if the Dr.’s gf of 17 yrs had any idea of the extent of his relationship with these people. Not that it matters to us I guess, but if she was unaware, it would be such an additional emotional blow to suffer thru and accept on top of his death.
     
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    Thursday, June 27th:
    *Status Check/Trial Setting Hearing (@ 9:30am PT) - NV – Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard (71) (reported missing Mar. 2, 2019; found Mar. 7, 2019 in truck of car near Lake Mead Rec. Area entrance, Las Vegas) – for *Kelsey Nicole Turner (25) arrested (3/21/19 in Stockton, CA), extradited (4/13/19), charged (4/5/19) & recharged & indicted (6/13/19 with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    4/1/19 Update: Hearing in Stockton courtroom. San Joquin County prosecuting attorney said that “additional info has come to light” resulting in the need for an addition court appearance 4/16. Expected back in Vegas by 4/12. 4/13/19: Was transferred to Clark County Detention Center. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment on 6/13.
    6/13/19 Update: Indicted & arraigned. Plead not guilty. All pending motions heard. Status check/trial setting hearing on 6/27.

    For *Jon Logan Kennison aka “Big Red” (26) arrest warrant issued (4/5/19, arrested & charged (4/17/19) * recharged & indicted (6/13/19) with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of a deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    4/5/19 Update: Warrant issued for Kennison (KT’s bf). 4/17/19: Kennison arrested. First appearance in court on 4/19/19. 4/19/19: Advised of charges on criminal complaint, waives reading of complaint. Public defender appointed. Held without bon. Defense will file motion to address bail. Media request for electronic coverage granted. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment hearing on 6/13.
    6/13/19 Update: Indicted & arraigned. Plead not guilty. All pending motions heard. Status check/trial setting hearing on 6/27.

    *Diana Nicole Pena – Pena agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge & could get probation or up to five years in prison for her felony conviction & will testify at trial(s). Arraignment hearing on 6/11. 6/11/19: Plead guilty, sentencing on 7/9.
     
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    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JUNE 27: Kelsey Turner and Jon Kennison appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom but a trial date was not set. They are due back in court at 9:30 a.m. July 2.
     
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    Tuesday, July 2nd:
    *Status Check/Trial Setting Hearing (@ 9:30am PT) - NV – Dr. Thomas Kirk Burchard (71) (reported missing Mar. 2, 2019; found Mar. 7, 2019 in truck of car near Lake Mead Rec. Area entrance, Las Vegas) – for *Kelsey Nicole Turner (25) arrested (3/21/19 in Stockton, CA), extradited (4/13/19), charged (4/5/19) & recharged & indicted (6/13/19 with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    4/1/19 Update: Hearing in Stockton courtroom. San Joquin County prosecuting attorney said that “additional info has come to light” resulting in the need for an addition court appearance 4/16. Expected back in Vegas by 4/12. 4/13/19: Was transferred to Clark County Detention Center. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment on 6/13.
    6/13/19 Update: Indicted & arraigned. Plead not guilty. All pending motions heard. Status check/trial setting hearing on 6/27. 6/27/19: Hearing continued to 7/2.

    For *Jon Logan Kennison aka “Big Red” (26) arrest warrant issued (4/5/19, arrested & charged (4/17/19) * recharged & indicted (6/13/19) with conspiracy to commit murder & open murder with the use of a deadly weapon or tear gas (victim an older person). Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    4/5/19 Update: Warrant issued for Kennison (KT’s bf). 4/17/19: Kennison arrested. First appearance in court on 4/19/19. 4/19/19: Advised of charges on criminal complaint, waives reading of complaint. Public defender appointed. Held without bon. Defense will file motion to address bail. Media request for electronic coverage granted. Next preliminary hearing on 6/3. 6/3/19: GJ dismissed case. DA files new charges. Indicted 5/31/19 with same charges. Arraignment hearing on 6/13.
    6/13/19 Update: Indicted & arraigned. Plead not guilty. All pending motions heard. Status check/trial setting hearing on 6/27. 6/27/19: Hearing continued to 7/2.
    *Diana Nicole Pena – Pena agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge & could get probation or up to five years in prison for her felony conviction & will testify at trial(s). Arraignment hearing on 6/11. 6/11/19: Plead guilty, sentencing on 7/9.
     
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    Looks like the court site did NOT have July 2nd for a hearing.

    for both of them:

    06/17/2019 Media Request and Order
    Comment: Media Request And Order Allowing Camera Access To Court Proceedings.... KLAS

    06/18/2019 Transcript of Proceedings
    Comment: Reporter's Transcript of Proceedings, Grand Jury Hearing, May 30, 2019

    06/18/2019 Media Request and Order
    Comment: Submitted. KLAS

    06/19/2019 Media Request and Order
    Comment: Media Request And Order Allowing Camera Access To Court Proceedings.... KVVU

    06/19/2019 Media Request and Order
    Comment: Media Request And Order Allowing Camera Access To Court Proceedings.... KTNV

    06/27/2019 Status Check: Trial Setting
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:30 AM
    Result: Matter Continued
    Parties Present:
    Plaintiff: State of Nevada
    Attorney: Palal, Binu G.
    Defendant: Turner, Kelsey Nichole
    Attorney: Smith, Brian J.

    09/03/2019 Status Check: Trial Readiness
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:30 AM

    07/23/2020 Calendar Call
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:30 AM

    07/27/2020 Jury Trial
    Judicial Officer: Adair, Valerie
    Hearing Time: 9:00 AM


    link: Eighth Judicial District Court Portal
     
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    No death penalty in Nevada for California doctor slaying

    Jul 2, 2019

    "LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have decided they won't seek the death penalty for a former Maxim and Playboy Italia model and her boyfriend in the killing of a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas.

    Kelsey Nichole Turner and Jon Logan Kennison have pleaded not guilty in the March death of 71-year-old Dr. Thomas Burchard of Salinas, California...."

    No death penalty in Nevada for California doctor slaying
     
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