Moree shooting: Farmer Ian Turnbull jailed for 35 years for murdering environmental officer
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.
•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.
Published by: ABC News, 23/6/2016