Eugene Turley

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]

On September 15, 1989, Turley was sentenced by Judge Jack B. Stevens to life in prison plus two years for the use of a handgun.[2]

Although eligible for parole, Turley remains imprisoned at the Greensville Correctional Center as of 2014.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brown, DeNeen L. "Teen Guilty in Va. Murder Over a $75 Cocaine Debt." The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): b.01. National Newspapers Core. Aug 01 1989. Web. 9 June 2012 .
  2. "Youth Gets Life in Va. Slaying." The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): b.05. National Newspapers Core. Sep 16 1989. Web. 9 June 2012.