LAS VEGAS – A former Maxim and Playboy Italia mannequin and her boyfriend murdered a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas, in response to a former roommate whose cooperation with prosecutors may get her probation within the case.
Diana Nicole Pena pleaded responsible Tuesday to accent to homicide after the slaying, diminished from a homicide cost.
She advised a decide she knew on the time that her former housemates, Kelsey Turner and Jon Kennison, killed Dr. Thomas Burchard.
Particulars have been submitted underneath seal, with Turner and Kennison due in court docket Thursday on homicide and conspiracy fees. Their attorneys say they will plead not responsible.
Turner and Kennison are accused of bludgeoning Burchard and leaving his physique within the trunk of Turner’s automotive discovered March 7 within the desert outdoors Las Vegas.
Police say Burchard, who lived in Salinas, California, had an intimate relationship with Turner and paid lease on a Las Vegas house the place Turner, Kennison and Pena lived.
Police discovered blood, footprints, cleansing provides and gadgets bearing Kennison’s title in the home and storage, and towels that matched one discovered with Burchard’s physique.
Turner, 26, was arrested March 21 in Stockton, California.
Kennison, 27, was arrested April 17 in Las Vegas.
Pena’s legal professional, Jess Matsuda, says the 31-year-old Pena had nothing to do with Burchard’s loss of life.