Emeryville metal fabrication studio operator Joe Karr has been charged with murdering 43 year-old Southwest flight attendant Kelly Turner whom he was dating. The two were traveling together in Austin to meet Turner’s parents when they apparently had a dispute after visiting a bar on Halloween. Karr may have then tried to take his own life as his mug shot clearly shows wounds to his neck that police say are “self-inflicted”. Karr fled after the incident in a stolen vehicle but was arrested that same day.
Karr is a twenty year professional steel fabricator, sculptor and artist who operated Bohemian Blacksmith Studios at 3631 San Pablo next to Lanesplitter Pizza. Bohemian custom fabricated tools, furniture, architectural embellishments … and weapons according to their site and facebook page where they frequently posted photos of the custom forged weaponry. Karr is being held on a $2 million bail at the Travis County Jail in Austin.
Boyfriend Arrested for Stabbing SouthWest Flight Attendant from Alameda
A flight attendant was stabbed to death and police say the boyfriend she brought home to meet her parents is the one who did it. Joseph Karr, 53, is charged with the murder of 43-year-old Kelly Turner.
Turner was a Southwest flight attendant based out of the Oakland International Airport. Her boyfriend lives in Oakland and works as an artist and sculptor. He’s now in jail for allegedly stabbing Turner to death after a fight on Halloween.
It was supposed to be an exciting trip for Turner who lived in Alameda. The couple traveled to Austin, Texas, to Turner’s hometown so she could introduce him to her family. Instead, the 43-year-old ended up dead.
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