Murderer of 7 appealing sentence

The man convicted in the Hamilton Avenue murders is appealing his life sentence. The Indiana Supreme Court will hear Desmond Turner's appeal on Thursday. He was convicted in November 2009 of killing four adults and three children during a home-invasion robbery. Turner waived his right to a jury trial to avoid the death penalty. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole. "The judge was wrong in admitting certain evidence, and there is insufficient evidence to sustain the convictions,” Turner said.

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