Jail for fourth man involved in Turner death

Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner

A FOURTH man has been sentenced in connection with the death of Forest Town man Jonathan Turner after a town centre attack in May last year.

Miroslav Budzinskis appeared at Nottingham Crown Court last Wednesday after he admitted affray and attempting to perevert the course of justice on 18th April.

The 25-year-old Lithuanian, of Serlby Rise, St Ann’s, was sentenced to 14 months for each offence, to run consecutively.

He and three Eastern European co-defendants assaulted Mr Turner in the early hours 
of 7th May last year outside the Vibe Bar, on Stockwell Gate, Mansfield.

Mr Turner died from head injuries the day after at King’s Mill Hospital.

The three other men were sentenced at a hearing the day before Budzinskis appeared in court.

Vjaceslavs Solovjovs (23)was jailed for life for murder, Bagdas Kilic (22) was given 10 years after being convicted of manslaughter and Andrej Novakov (21) received three years for violent disorder.

Budzinskis was arrested on 9th May last year for his involvement, which included attempting 
to strike Mr Turner and concealing distinctive clothing worn by Solovjovs.