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Man sentenced to life plus 80 years for abduction, murder of woman

Posted at 6:30 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 23:23:01-05

BALTIMORE — A 35-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 80 years for the abduction and murder of 29-year-old Tiffany Jones in August 2018.

Willard Turner was found guilty of the following charges in November 2019: first-degree murder, arson, kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and conspiracy.

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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.

Turner’s accomplice and codefendant Bobie Barncord goes to trial on March 16, 2020.

"While nothing can bring Ms. Jones back, I pray this sentence brings some sense of justice to the victim’s family who has had to endure the unimaginable,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.