Prosecutors said Turner carried out the murders out of rage because his wife planned to leave him for being abusive to her. They describe Turner as a cold-hearted murderer who has no regard for human life. They went on to say as a former prison guard, Turner wouldn't be scared of life in prison. Instead, he'd make friends there and continue to manipulate people.
Turner's defense attorneys said death is the easy way out in this case. They argued he needs to spend life behind bars and provide answers to his children s as they get older.
Turner faced up to 99 years or life in prison, but the jury decided he should die for his crimes.