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Metro State Prison - Dekalb County, Georgia
2010 - August 30 - 6:55 A.M.
Department of Corrections Officials
"Turner was found unresponsive in her cell at Metro State Prison at 6:55 a.m.,
at which time prison medical staff and EMS responded but were unable to revive
40 minutes later, Lynn Turner was pronounced dead.
Cause of death - undetermined.
John Bankhead (Georgia Bureau of Investigation Spokesman)
"The state medical examiner found no obvious cause of death during
her autopsy so a final decision on cause of death cannot be made without
toxicology results. Hopefully we'll have the results back in a few weeks or
sooner. The test is being rushed."
Penny Penn (Forsyth County District Attorney)
"Lynn Turner's appeal to have her Cobb County conviction overturned was
denied, but her Forsyth County appeal was still pending at the time of her
death. We had an open case. In that regard, we can close it."
VICTIM'S FAMILIES REACTION
Brandie McNeal (Randy Thompson's sister)
"There’s never really any closure. My brother’s gone."
Nita Thompson (Randy Thompson's mother)
"I don't think it makes any difference to us whether she's gone.
It's still strange. If she committed suicide, all she's doing is telling
the world that she's guilty."
Kathy Turner (Glen Turner's mother)
We don't feel like justice has been served by her losing her life. No I don't.
But I'm happy I don't have to see her anymore in the news or in court or
James Turner (Glen Turner's father)
"Justice was her being there (in prison), living with this."