What makes the actions of this despicable witch, even worse than it appears, is that her family had already suffered multiple, ungodly, tragedies not long before Maxwell decided to murder her mother on Monday.
Her father, John Turner, 69, has been the owner of J. T. Tire, a used tire company, in Durham, North Carolina for 28 years. According to friends and family members, he is a generous, church-going, supportive member of the community and well-liked.
The family’s travail would begin at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 23, 2012, when O’Brian McNeil White, 24, strode into John Turner, and his wife Betty’s, store, brandishing a .45 caliber handgun. He approached John Turner’s cousin, and cashier, Naomi Turner Wright and demanded money.
Mrs. Wright, 65, was shocked by the demand and began to fumble with the cash. When she did not turn over the cash fast enough for White, he shot and killed her where she sat.
Also shot and killed, in the melee of that horrible day in March, was long-time customer, family man and cab driver Abedelgadir Mergany Abdelganir. He was in the store to have a tire changed. He had emigrated from the Sudan, in Africa, 12 years earlier and was considered, by friends, to be a very nice man and wonderful father. Not only was he supporting his own family in the United States but he was also supporting family members who remained in Africa.
And then, on August 9th, 2013, just 16 months after Naomi Turner Wright was murdered, her 27-year-old daughter, JoAnne, would die too. She was engaged to be married to Timothy Green when she unexpectedly passed away at the Duke Medical Center in Durham. Her family said she grieved bitterly over the death of her beloved mother Naomi.
Tony never regained consciousness, and died at the scene of the accident, leaving his 20-year-old son, fatherless. Mr. Turner’s killer has yet to be found.
Rebekah would nearly repeat the same tragic, sequence of events, enacted by O’Brian McNeil White, just 3 years earlier. Maxwell entered her parent’s store, J. T. Tires, at 2202 E. Geer St., at 4 pm (just 1/2 hour later than White had) and approached her mother, Betty Tice Turner, 62.
Betty was at the same cashier’s window that Naomi Turner Wright was, on that fateful day in 2012, when the gun-totting White entered the store. Only this time, the two people knew each other, and would argue, before the daughter would shoot and kill her mother with a shotgun.
Now you can see why, Rebekah Jane Turner’s murder of her mother, while horrific, fails to encompass the depravity, and gravity, of her actions.
In less than three years, Pastor Roby Turner, Rebekah’s second cousin, had buried his murdered sister Naomi, his young niece JoAnne, his murdered brother Tony and now his first cousin’s murdered wife, Betty!
And, if convicted of first degree murder, Pastor Turner will be present at, his second cousin, Rebekah’s execution.
Sadly, it’s obvious that Maxwell did not embrace her family’s deep devotion to their Christian faith. If she had, her mother would still be alive today because this type of evil behavior would be impossible for a true Christian to undertake.
So, until her trial reveals the motive behind this madness, we are left to ask, “What kind of a sick, wicked, debased creature would deliberately add to the mountain of grief her father, and his family, were suffering, especially by killing her own mother? ”
Without the protective constraints, and restraints, of her parent’s Christian faith, my guess is that Maxwell succumb to the debauched lifestyle espoused by radical, third-wave feminism, and finally went off the deep end.
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