Eugene Turley (1972 - ) is a convicted murderer.
On December 6, 1988, Turley fatally shot 33-year-old Dorothy A. Peterson in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 8010 Richmond Highway in Alexandria when she refused to pay Turley $75 she owed another man for cocaine. According to testimony given by Carlos Martin, a 23-year-old friend of Peterson's, Turley then walked to a pickup truck, pulled out a .357 magnum revolver, then, after considering a course of action, shot Peterson to death.
Turley was tried as an adult for his crime on July 31, 1989, and was convicted of first-degree murder, which Commonwealth's Attorney Robert F. Horan said was proven by Turley's moment of consideration before shooting Peterson.
Although eligible for parole, Turley remains imprisoned at the Greensville Correctional Center as of 2014.
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