Wednesday, November 23, 2011

sealed fate

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Sealed Fate: The Story

In 1995, Dustin Turner and Billy Joe Brown were in the final weeks of 15 months of training to become U.S. Navy SEALs. Handsome and athletic, Turner and Brown were paired first as “swim buddies” (a SEAL term), later as roommates and best friends. They developed a legendary reputation among their peers for drinking and womanizing.

The Disappearance

On the evening of June 18, 1995, Jennifer Evans was with her girlfriends at a popular Virginia Beach bar when she met Dustin Turner. She was seen holding hands with Turner at 1 a.m., and had arranged to meet her friends one hour later in the bar’s parking lot.  When her friends returned at 2 a.m., both Evans and Turner were gone.

Monday, October 24, 2011


‎'The Writ of Actual Innocence obviously contains a burden which is impossible to overcome. When an innocent man can find no relief under this Writ, what is the point of it's existence? It was determined that Billy Brown's confession was credible in that he acted alone in murdering Jennifer Evans, and that I had NO ROLE in the murder or any restraint of the victim. These are the unalterable facts of my case. Yet, as an innocent man, after 16 years of confinement, still I languish in prison. This is a sad ruling not only for my family and friends, but to every citizen of Virginia and of this country who believe in justice. Whether or not I waste away the rest of my life in Virginia's prison system will be up to those who care about me and/or those who care about justice.' -- Dustin Turner

a movie tells the truth SEALED FATE


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On September 5th 1996 Dusty Turner was convicted of the murder of Jennifer Evans in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court. Dusty pleaded not guilty to the crime, was convicted and sentenced to 82 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

A second defendant Billy Joe Brown had already been convicted of the same crime. Dusty and Billy Joe had been swim buddies during their SEAL training with the US Navy. Both men were in the last phase of training at the Fort A.P. Hill SEAL training center in Bolling Green, VA....
to where her two friends were waiting. A few minutes later she came back to where Dusty was “holding up the wall.” After bouncing back and forth between Dusty and her friends, Jennifer brought her friends, Andria Burdette and Michelle McCammon, to where Dusty was and introduced them to him. They had to strain to hear the introduction over the loud music and club activities.

Dusty and Jennifer discussed her medical training, his training and the fact that he was in the SEALs. There seemed to be a mutual attraction between the two of them. Jennifer told him she was 21, and he explained that he wasn’t quite there yet. She didn’t believe him so he showed her his fake military I.D. then his real Virginia driver’s license. She turned and showed her friends to ask if the driver’s license looked real. She told her friends that he also claimed to be a SEAL. Andria made the comment that in Navy towns many men in the bars claim to be SEALs. Andria asked him if he was an officer and he said no. To which she replied that he couldn’t be a SEAL if he wasn’t an officer, and that she knew that because her father was in the Navy. Dusty and Jennifer talked about walking barefoot at the beach and thought it would be fun. Jennifer’s friends were not happy that she was attracted to Dusty and that he was not friendlier with them.

During Dusty’s encounter with Jennifer and her friends, Brown was somewhere else in the club getting drunker. A bit before 1:00 a.m. Jennifer and Dusty walked out the rear door into the lobby to the restrooms. Dusty sat in a plush chair, when Jennifer came out of the restroom she sat on the arm of the chair and they talked for a few minutes. She said she wasn't ready to leave but her friend, Andria, had a headache and wanted to leave. She thought Andria was just being a party pooper. Jennifer followed the girls and Dusty walked with her. Jennifer asked the bouncer at the back door for a pen and paper, however he didn’t have one so Dusty got one from the bartender and gave it to Jennifer. She wrote the phone number where she was staying on a napkin. They planned for him to drop Billy Brown off at the barracks, call her for directions and pick her up and spend some time on the beach......continue at (

To write to Dusty, send letters to:

Dustin Turner # 243975
Powhatan CC D-7 43
State Farm , VA 23160

To help with Dusty's case, please contact Linda Summitt at