Elliot Turner has been sentenced to a minimum jail term of 16
years for the murder of New Zealand teenager Emily Longley.
Turner, 20, was found guilty early this morning of strangling 17-year-old Longley during a heated argument on May 7 last year at his family home in Bournemouth, south England.
He was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in jail, less the time he has already spent in prison.
In handing down her verdict, Justice Linda Dobbs said Turner could put away his " thoughts of champagne, Bentleys and girls and think about why you are serving a life sentence".
Turner's defence lawyer, Anthony Donne QC, argued ahead of sentencing that there were mitigating factors that should see Turner receive a lesser sentence.
Donne argued that the murder was not premeditated, and that Turner "just flipped". He said it was inconceivable Turner would have planned to take Longley's life and then take her to his family home.
Longley's parents Mark and Caroline, and Turner's father Leigh, were at today's sentencing. Turner's mother Anita was not present.