The gripping story of accused murder suspect and former Emeryville Bohemian Blacksmith Studio operator Joseph Frederic Karr is underway this week in an Austin, Texas courtroom. Revelations from the tragic case include the testimony that girlfriend Kelly Turner was allegedly stabbed 37 times by Karr. A second-hand report noted the first responders to the scene were “choking up on the stand” during yesterday’s testimony.
Karr entered a plea of not guilty and is expected to take the stand today to explain how his blood was found on the hallway, driveway and the murder weapon. If convicted, the 55-year-old Karr could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Karr entering an Austin courtroom on Tues. following a break in his trial (Photo: Rodolfo Gonzalez).
Trial underway for man charged with girlfriend’s murder in 2014
By Jazmine Ulloa
After a night out on Halloween, Jancy Darling and her boyfriend had turned in and so had their house guests, her best friend, Kelly Turner, and Turner’s new boyfriend. But Darling was soon rousted by Turner’s screams from downstairs.
“It’s terror. It’s horror. It’s pain,” Darling said of the screams on Tuesday as she testified in court. “When you hear it, your instincts kick in and you know something very bad is going down.”
On the second day of the murder trial of Turner’s boyfriend, Joseph Frederic Karr, Darling described the last night she saw Turner alive before prosecutors say Karr fatally stabbed the 43-year-old flight attendant at Darling’s home in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2014.
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