On June 19, , Turner was convicted of four additional murders. Authorities said that DNA linked Turner to the slayings.
He received another death sentence for those murders on June 26, During the investigation of these cases, detectives also reviewed similar solved cases. In doing so, the detectives found that David Allen Jones, 28, had been convicted of three murders that occurred in the same area where Turner was known to be operating, including Tammie Christmas, found strangled in September at the 97th Street Elementary School.
Jones, a mentally disabled part-time janitor who was barely literate , was questioned without an attorney and admitted using drugs with the victims in the areas where their bodies were found. Rather than using these convictions as a basis for excluding Turner, the detectives revisited these "solved" murders and re-evaluated the physical evidence. The detectives found that Jones' trial had relied upon other evidence, including Jones' coerced statements to police, instead of DNA technology.
Although DNA analysis could not be used to reinvestigate the Christmas murder, prosecutors and police are confident that Jones is innocent of the Christmas murder and that Turner is the likely culprit. During his trial, Jones had also been convicted of a rape unrelated to the murders.
He had served out his sentence for the rape conviction. The new investigation revealed that the blood typing evidence did not match the blood types found at the crimes for which he spent 11 years in prison, and he was exonerated as a murderer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Warren, Arkansas , U.
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Village Voice Media. Retrieved He also created the environmental-themed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Turner attended Brown University and was vice-president of the Brown Debating Union and captain of the sailing team. He became a member of Kappa Sigma.
Turner initially majored in Classics. Turner's father wrote saying that his choice made him "appalled, even horrified", and that he "almost puked". After leaving Brown University, Turner returned to the South in late to become general manager of the Macon, Georgia branch of his father's business. Following his father's March suicide, Turner became president and chief executive of Turner Advertising Company when he was 24  and turned the firm into a global enterprise. He joined the Young Republicans , saying he "felt at ease among these budding conservatives and was merely following in Ed Turner's far-right footsteps", according to It Ain't as Easy as It Looks.
During the Vietnam War era, Turner's business prospered; it had "virtual monopolies in Savannah, Macon, Columbus , and Charleston " and was the "largest outdoor advertising company in the Southeast", according to It Ain't as Easy as It Looks. The book observed that Turner "discovered his father had sheltered a substantial amount of taxable income over the years by personally lending it back to the company" and "discovered that the billboard business could be a gold mine, a tax-depreciable revenue stream that threw off enormous amounts of cash with almost no capital investment".
In the late s, Turner began buying Southern radio stations. Independent UHF stations were not ratings winners or that profitable even in larger markets, but Turner had the foresight that this would change as people wanted more than several choices. Initially, the station ran old movies from the s, s and s, along with theatrical cartoons and very old sitcoms and old drama shows.
As better syndicated product fell off the VHF stations, Turner would acquire it for his station at a very low price. As cable systems developed, many carried his station to free their schedules, which increased his viewers and advertising. Using the rechristened WTBS superstation's status to beam Braves games into nearly every home in North America, Turner turned the Braves into a household name even before their run of success in the s and early s.
At one point, he suggested to pitcher Andy Messersmith , who wore number 17, that he change his surname to "Channel" to promote the television station. In , Turner founded the Goodwill Games. Broadcasting the events of these games provided his superstation the ability to provide Olympic-style sports programming that had been offered by only the three major networks ABC, CBS and NBC up to that time. Turner Field , first used for the Summer Olympics as Centennial Olympic Stadium and then converted into a baseball-only facility for the Braves, was named after him. In , he contacted media executive Reese Schonfeld with his plans to found a hour news channel Schonfeld had previously approached Turner with the same proposition in but was rebuffed.
Turner famously stated: "We won't be signing off until the world ends.
We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event Turner Entertainment Co. TNT, initially showing older movies and television shows, added original programs and newer reruns.
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In , Turner created the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for fiction offering positive solutions to global problems. The winner, from entries worldwide, was Daniel Quinn 's Ishmael. With the Time Warner merger, the channel's archives gained the later Warner Bros. In , he created the Turner Foundation, which focuses on philanthropic grants in environment and population.
In the same year he created Captain Planet , an environmental superhero. Turner produced two TV series with him as featured character. This corporation operated the sixth frequency in Russian television and founded the Russian channel TV The company was later purchased by Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky and an unknown group of private persons. In the license for TV-6 had expired and there was no application for renewal.
In the mids, Turner became a force for the colorization of black-and-white films. In , the film Yankee Doodle Dandy became the first black-and-white movie redistributed in color after computer coloring. Despite opposition by film aficionados, stars, and directors, the movie won over a section of the public,  and Turner colorized most of the films he had owned.
Turner were both active in church and philanthropic work and were among the founders of First M. After completing his service, Charlie returned to the United States in to reunite with his Katie, and they promptly returned to Ireland to get married in her hometown of Kilanerin, County Wexford at the Church of St. She married John Nelson. John Webb became his captain under Commander Wm Russell. Black and Mrs.
However, in the mids, the cost of colorization led Turner to abandon the idea. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. He resigned as Time Warner vice chairman in and then from the board of directors in Turner was Time Warner's biggest individual shareholder. The Time Warner board rejected the offer and it was formally withdrawn on August 5, Turner has had a long-running feud with fellow cable magnate Rupert Murdoch for years. This originated in when a Murdoch-sponsored yacht collided with the yacht skippered by Turner, " Condor " , during the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race , causing it to run aground 6.
In , Turner challenged Murdoch to another fistfight, and later on accused Murdoch of being a "warmonger", for his support and backing of President George W. Bush 's invasion of Iraq. For most of his first decade as owner of the Braves, Turner was a very hands-on owner. This peaked in , his second year as owner. On January 3, , Turner was suspended for one year by Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn for his actions while pursuing the signing of free agent outfielder Gary Matthews from the San Francisco Giants.
In addition, the Braves were also stripped of their first-round selections in the June draft of high school and college players. He ran the team for one game a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates  before National League president Chub Feeney ordered him to stop running the team. Feeney cited major league rules which bar managers and players from owning stock in their clubs. Turner appealed to Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn , and showed up to manage the Braves when they returned home. However, Kuhn turned down the appeal, citing Turner's "lack of familiarity with game operations.
In the mids Turner began leaving day-to-day operations to the baseball operations staff, and in the team still under Turner's ownership won the World Series. On September 19, , in a Reuters Newsmaker conference, Turner said of Iran's nuclear position: "They're a sovereign state. We have 28, Why can't they have 10? In , during the wake of both the devastating Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster and the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that killed 29 miners in West Virginia , Turner stated on CNN that "I'm just wondering if God is telling us He doesn't want to drill offshore.