Ex-Playboy Model Murdered ‘Sugar Daddy’ After Her Stopped Paying Rent, Police Say

Photo Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

A former Playboy model is behind bars for her involvement in the death of her 71-year-old ‘sugar daddy’ after he stopped paying her rent, Metro News reported. 

Kelsey Turner, 29, and her then-boyfriend, Jon Kennison were charged with the murder of Dr. Thomas Buchard, a California psychiatrist. The pair is accused of beating the doctor to death with a

“blunt instrument”

and then stuffing his lifeless body in the trunk of Turner’s car, detectives confirmed per reports. Police say they discovered Buchard’s body in the abandoned vehicle outside of Las Vegas, near Lake Mead, in March 2019.

According to police records, Buchard had been paying Turner $3,200 every month for two years to assist with her rent cost. Judy Earp, who was Dr. Burchard’s fiancé at the time, told the outlet that her fiance had given Turner around $300,000 to be her ‘sugar daddy’. 

Turner and Kennison were arrested as well as their roommate Diana Pena who police say helped clean up the crime scene. Turner was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 to 25 years on Tuesday. Jennison will serve 18 to 45 years for murder and conspiracy and the roommate, Pena awaits sentencing for being an accessory to the crime, reports reveal. 

#Clique, what are your thoughts?

Our biggest stories, straight to your box.

Sign up now to get our essential daily briefs on politics' Environment, Royals and more.

By signing up you agree to our User Agreement and Privacy Policy & Cookies Statement


Editors Picks