Jonathan Turner murder trial: Miroslav Budzinskis sentenced to 28 months in jail

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A fourth man has been sentenced in connection with the death of Jonathan Turner.

Miroslav Budzinskis, of Serlby Rise, St Ann’s, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 23rd) after he pleaded guilty to affray and attempting to prevent the course of justice on 18th April 2012.

The 25-year-old was sentenced to 14 months for each offence, to run consecutively – a total of two years and four months in jail.

Vjaceslavs Solovjovs, (23), of Terrace Road in Mansfield, has already received a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 17 years in jail, after being found guilty of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Bagdas Kilic, (23), of Westfield Lane in Mansfield, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter. He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

Andrej Novakov, (20), of Kipling Street in Mansfield, was cleared of murder and found guilty of violent disorder. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

Mr Turner, a father from Forest Town, was attacked outside The Vibe Club, in Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, shortly before 4am on Saturday 7th May 2011.

The 27-year-old was taken to King’s Mill Hospital with serious head injuries and died the next day (8th May).

A Home Office post mortem examination concluded the cause of death to be a ‘sub-arachnoid haemorrhage’, a tearing of the main artery that feeds the brain.

Budzinskis was arrested on 9th May 2011 for his involvement in the incident, which included concealing distinctive clothing worn by Solovjovs.