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The Wilderness Society presents 'Cultivating Murder'

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152 Beaumont St

Hamilton, NSW 2303

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Cultivating Murder is a new feature documentary that tells the heart-wrenching story of the murder of Glen Turner, a public servant working for the Office of Environment and Heritage, who was gunned down on the side of a public road in Croppa Creek, 40 kilometers from Moree in 2014.

Glen Turner was investigating illegal land clearing when he was murdered.

A Coronial Inquest has been announced into the murder of Glen Turner, the Office of Environment and Heritage officer who was shot dead in 2014 while investigating illegal broadscale land-clearing in NSW. The inquest will be held in Sydney in early 2018.

The killer, Ian Turnbull, a wealthy NSW rural producer, had previously been prosecuted for illegal land clearing. During the murder trial Turnbull pleaded not guilty on the grounds of “substantial impairment” claiming the Office of Environment and Heritage was bankrupting his family agribusiness, and as a result, he was suffering acute depression. In court, both claims were were shown to be untrue and did not support his actions, and his motivation is one of the most interesting elements of this story. Ian Turnbull (82) died on Monday 27th March in Hospital while serving a 35 year sentence for the murder of Glen Turner.

The film tells the story of four people who are deeply affected by the murder:

Alison McKenzie, Glen’s partner who is left alone with their two children and is concerned that the killer may escape a just punishment.

Fran Pearce, Glen’s younger sister, who joins Alison as they attend the Supreme Court trial of Ian Turnbull. The two women struggle with personal grief as they attend each day of the murder trial in Sydney to show the judge, defense and the media that they want justice for Glen.

Alaine Anderson, a farmer in Croppa Creek and neighbour of the killer Ian Turnbull. She has known the Turnbull's for years but is now concerned that the community has deeply divided.

Phil Spark, an environmental consultant, who has taken it upon himself, despite obvious danger, to investigate cases of broadscale land-clearing when the government agencies fail to do so.

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