BALTIMORE — A 35-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the abduction and murder of 29-year-old Tiffany Jones.
In August 2018, just before 3 p.m., Baltimore Police responded to the Family Dollar on Potee Street in reference to an abduction. Upon arrival, they found the victim was taken from the back of the location by a man known as "Philly" who was later identified as Willard Turner and a woman named Bobie, who was the driver of the getaway vehicle.
Witnesses at the kidnapping were familiar with the suspects and provided police with information used to identify them. The tag number was also given to officers by a witness. Officers ran the tag number and found that the owner of the truck was Bobie Barncord’s father, Darin Barncord.
The next day, the fire department responded to a call for a fire and found a lifeless naked and bound woman, identified as Jones.
Turner was later captured in Philadelphia.
An investigation confirmed that Turner along with Bobie Barncord kidnapped, tortured and then killed the victim, before setting her body on fire.
He was convicted of the following charges: first-degree murder; arson; kidnapping; conspiracy to kidnap; false imprisonment; and, conspiracy. He is facing three life sentences plus 80 years for his crimes and is scheduled for sentencing on February 4, 2020.
Turner’s accomplice and codefendant Bobie Barncord goes to trial on March 16, 2020.