Thomas Burchard is a California psychiatrist, who was murdered by a former Playboy model and stuffed his body in the trunk of a car after he stopped paying her rent.
An ex-Playboy model accused of killing a 71-year-old California child psychiatrist agreed to a plea deal in his death Wednesday, according to reports.
Kelsey Turner, who allegedly posed in Playboy Italia and Maxim, could face up to 25 years in prison after entering an Alford plea, in which she does not admit guilt in the death of Dr. Thomas Burchard but agrees to accept the punishment imposed by the court, according to Law and Crime.
Burchard was found dead in the trunk of a Mercedes in Las Vegas in March 2019 after he was brutally beaten to death, cops said at the time.
Turner was in a relationship with Buchard, who gave her thousands of dollars to help her pay rent on her homes in Salinas and Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Burchard visited Turner in Las Vegas in March 2019 to check in on him before his death, where he was beaten with a baseball bat.
Turner’s ex-boyfriend Joe Kennison and Diana Pena have both pleaded guilty in connection with the doctor’s death, according to the newspaper. The three of them shared an apartment in Las Vegas.
The car where Burchard’s body was found was linked to Turner, and she was eventually taken into custody by federal agents in California weeks after Burchard was found.