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Third suspect arrested in murder of California doctor in Las Vegas

Posted at 8:55 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 15:59:23-04

UPDATE April 17: A third suspect wanted in the murder of a California psychiatrist was arrested in Las Vegas, according to Clark County jail records.

Jon Kennison, 27, is scheduled in court for a hearing on April 19 where he is facing an open murder charge.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- 30-year-old Diana Nicole Pena appeared in a Clark County courtroom Tuesday, facing charges relating to the death of a California doctor in Las Vegas.

Pena turned herself into police Saturday, the same day her alleged accomplice, 25-year-old Kelsey Turner went before a judge.

In the criminal complaint filed against Turner, the woman delivered a deadly blow to the head of psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Burchard in early March.

Police say Turner then left his body in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle along east Lake Mead.

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Turner's attorney, Brian James Smith, said yesterday that Turner denies any role in the death of Dr. Burchard.

Pena faces murder and conspiracy charges. She is scheduled back in court on April 30.

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