Kelly Turner Wiki – Kelly Turner Biography
Kelly Turner is a Colorado woman accused of profiting off the fake illnesses of her young daughter before the girl’s death in 2017 has reached a plea agreement, authorities said.
Ms Turner pleaded guilty to felony theft, felony charity fraud, and child abuse negligently causing death, according to the district attorney’s office of the 18th Judicial District.
She is 43 years old.
Turner was previously charged with murder in the death of 7-year-old Olivia Grant, whose reported battle with cancer and various ailments was well-documented. She had pleaded not guilty at the time.
Vikki Migoya, the spokesperson for the district attorney, said other counts, including murder, were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Olivia participated in events planned by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was seen on ride-along with police and firefighters honouring her wishes of serving her community.
Olivia died in August 2017 of intestinal failure after Turner signed a do-not-resuscitate order, telling doctors that Olivia’s quality of life was too poor to keep her alive, according to a 2019 indictment of Turner.
An investigation began in 2018 after Turner took Olivia’s older sister to a Colorado hospital and said she had been earlier treated for cancer in Texas. A doctor determined this was not true. Hospital officials later found articles, blogs, social media posts, and news stories. Turner said the older daughter suffered from various conditions, including bone pain; medical records didn’t support that, the indictment said.
Kelly Turner faces 16 years in prison after admitting to child abuse-negligently causing death in a plea that came just weeks before a scheduled trial.
She was accused of murdering her “make-a-wish” daughter in 2017 pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to child abuse, causing death, as well as charges of theft and charitable fraud.
The move came just weeks before Kelly Turner was scheduled to go on trial in the death of her 7-year-old daughter, Olivia Gant.
During the hearing, the plea agreement calls for a 16-year prison sentence, District Court Judge Patricia Herron said.