Turner pleads guilty in Klyce Fisher murder - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Turner pleads guilty in Klyce Fisher murder

(WMC-TV) – A Tennessee man, whose conviction for murdering a Memphis socialite was overturned last year, pleaded guilty this morning to the same charges and a 15-year prison sentence.

Last summer, a state appeals court overturned Alfred Turner's conviction in the 1995 stabbing death of Emily Klyce Fisher.

Klyce Fisher was stabbed more than 50 times in February 1995 in her home on Central.

Turner was convicted of facilitation to commit felony murder by jurors who thought he was involved in the crime but were not sure who did the actual killing.

Today he entered a plea to the same charge, a procedure that allows him to plead guilty while maintaining his innocence because the sentence is in his best interests.

Turner's attorneys believe he will be credited with the nearly eight years he already has served and that he will be paroled soon.

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