Thursday, September 1, 2022

Turner sentenced in Bates County Court

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Judge Brandon Baker sentenced 23 year old Kaley Jo Helen Turner to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections August 30, for the murder of Wanda Czechan. Czechan, 57 and her daughter Kasey Weeks were stabbed by Turner at their home in Amoret, Missouri in February of 2020.

Both women were seriously injured with Wanda Czechan dying from her injuries in March of 2020. Kasey Weeks 33, survived the attack. Turner has been in the Bates County Jail since the incident occurred.

Judge Brandon Baker and family members listened as Kasey Weeks delivered her Victim Impact statement to the Court. An emotional statement from Joe Czechan was also read during the sentencing hearing.

Turner was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 3 counts, a Class A Felony of murder in the second degree, a Class A Felony of 1st degree assault, and armed criminal action.

After the sentencing, Kaley Jo Helen Turner was then remanded to the custody of the Bates County Sheriff for transport to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Turner was represented by Public Defender Jason Speer and Bates County Prosecuting Attorney Hugh C. Jenkins represented the State.

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