Clemency hearing for the murderer of 16-year-old girl


November 30, 2022

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Monday, Nov. 21, that he, along with former State's Attorney Ed Rees and former State's Attorney Vince Moreth, had filed documents opposing the release of Robert G. Turner, 63, for the murder and sexual assault of 16-year-old Bridget Drobney.

Bridget Drobney of Downers Grove was in Gillespie for a wedding in 1985. She was driving alone at night when she was pulled over by three men who had a red flashing light on their station wagon, posing as police. She was raped and murdered in a cornfield outside Gillespie. Turner was subs...

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