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Male and female suspects, roommates of model, arrested

Two women and one male have been arrested in the murder of a California child psychiatrist.

Kelsey Nichole Turner, 25, “categorically denies any role in the death of Dr. [Thomas Kirk] Burchard,” said Attorney Brian James Smith to the press. Turner is being held in jail accused of involvement in the murder of Burchard, 71, a California psychiatrist found in the trunk of a blue Mercedes-Benz on March 7 near Lake Mead National Recreational Area in Las Vegas. Turner was arrested on March 21 in Stockton, California.

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On Saturday, April 13, Diana Nicole Pena, 30, was arrested and jailed without bail, Fox News reported. Her attorney proclaims she didn’t kill Burchard.

Pena.

A third person is also facing murder and conspiracy charges.

Jon Logan Kennison – Kelsey’s boyfriend – was arrested on Wednesday, April 17. Pena, Turner and Kennison lived together at an apartment in Vegas. They allegedly worked together to murder the doctor, The Californian reports.

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Investigators believe Turner was living at the apartment, paid for by the doctor. Burchard’s long-time girlfriend said she believes Turner is the killer. Whoever did it, they used a blunt-force instrument leaving distinctive marks. Burchard died from being beaten in the head. According to People, the warrant said his blood was found throughout the inside of a vehicle Turner purchased through Craigslist last November, allegedly.

On March 1, Burchard paid Turner’s rent, KSNV reported investigators said who spoke with her landlord. That’s a drop in the bucket to the total amount of money Burchard gave the former Maxim-model. Burchard, known for his unusual personal affinity for magic, made $300,000 disappear at Turner’s benefit over the two years of knowing him. This was according to his long-time girlfriend.

The 71-year-old doctor seems to have gotten something in return for his money. People Magazine reports court documents say Turner had sex with him. All evidence points to Burchard being a “sugar daddy” for Turner.

Their sweet relationship took a sour turn by the time March 7 arrived.

Turner lived in Bono and was known in Jonesboro and around NEA for some time, several years ago.

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