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Moree shooting: Farmer Ian Turnbull jailed for 35 years for murdering environmental officer

June 24, 2016
Public Health and Wellbeing

Police block off the road at Talga Lane on the Newell Highway at Croppa Creek, north of Moree, after Tuesday's fatal shooting. Photo: Cady Anderson, Moree Champion

A farmer who shot and killed a New South Wales environmental officer over a land dispute has been jailed for a minimum of 24 years.
Key points:
•Turnbull sentenced to 35 years in prison with a non-parole period of 24 years
•Judge said it was almost certainly a de facto life sentence
•Glen Turner’s family expressed relief at “a good result”
Ian Turnbull was found guilty last month of the 2014 murder of Glen Turner, near Moree, in north-western New South Wales.
Turnbull was sentenced to 35 years in prison with a non-parole period of 24 years.
In sentencing, Justice Peter Johnson told the Supreme Court in Sydney that the 81-year-old intended to kill Mr Turner.
The judge said it was a de facto life sentence due to Turnbull’s age.

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Published by: ABC News, 23/6/2016