Surrogate friends needed for strangled victim and Ketra’s daughters

By BettyJean Kling and Heather

If the real friends of Ketra are too afraid of the Turner family, and based on the attacks I can’t blame you, then we will have to show them that the rest of us will not be bullied into keeping quiet or backing down or caving in to their bullying and bashing of Ketra.

So will the real friends of all battered women please step forward?

Gregory Scott Turner’s friends and family are trashing this woman left and right in order to turn the victim of strangulation into the perpetrator and the perpetrator into the victim. Not only his family but his male roommates from college are on this quest to destroy the girls’ mother’s reputation just to preserve the father’s reputation. Isn’t it odd that the living parent should be destroyed by the family of the dead parent? That very man who the girls watched abused their mother. This will seal their fate as they grow up to believe their father died a hero and women deserve to be beaten and are bad. This couple has two daughters both witnesses to a horrendous crime. Should these girls have to find only one side of the story and that being that their mother was a cheating bitch who deserves to be beaten and caused her wonderful husband – their daddy to be dead?

 I think not! I think these girls are already in a family that condones domestic violence and they are going to need all the help they can get. If they are going to find news – let them find news that there were groups like this out there that said NO!

No!  Bashing , beating, strangeling, and trashing their mom is not OK.  Please help me leave positive messages for the Turner girls!

Update, December 20, 10:14 a.m.: UC Irvine criminology student Gregory Scott Turner, who was wanted for the attempted murder of his wife last week, was found dead in San Juan Capistrano Friday afternoon.

An autopsy report is pending, but it is believed the 33-year-old took his own life. He was discovered by campus police who tracked Turner through the GPS signal from his cell phone.

His wife, who was taken to a safe house after treatment at a hospital, has been identified as 32-year-old Ketra Batiste-Turner.

Original Post, December 16, 8:40 a.m.: A 7-year-old girl called 9-1-1 Wednesday afternoon to report her father, in front of her and her 5-year-old sister, beat their mother to unconsciousness in their campus apartment at UC Irvine.

A manhunt is now under way for Gregory Scott Turner.

Or, the 33-year-old criminology student’s body.

Campus police believe Turner, who is wanted for attempted murder, may be suicidal.

They say he tried to strangle his wife during a violent confrontation in their Verano Place apartment before the emergency call was made around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Turner was last seen driving a 2006 blue Chevy truck with the license plate 8P53538.

His daughters, who were not physically harmed during the attack, are now in protective custody while their mother is being treated at a local hospital.

Verona Place is the same UCI apartment complex where Brian Hughes Benedict is alleged to have chased his ex-wife Rebecca Clarke out of her unit on Sept. 13, 2009, before shooting her to death in the parking lot. Their 4-year-old son was strapped into a car seat in the lot at the time.

His family demonstrates a violent temperament striking out in rage and vengeance with threats. Hi sister Amanda admits to being a victim of 15 years of battery by the hands of her own husband so this kind of wife beating is acceptable to this family and apparently these innocent children will be expected to tolerate the same.

 I would like to share some of the comments about Ketra and have folks please come and defend her . She is the victim here and does not deserve to be disgraced so that the memory of her brutal husband can be glorified and the blame be shifted from him to her as deserving to be beaten to a pulp and strangled and left for dead.

stacy, on December 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm
well maybe it was his wife or possibly a lover of his wifes… maybe he found out about an affair. maybe she got caught. maybe thats why he flipped. maybe just maybe…..

GregsOldRoomMate, on December 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm said:
I lived with Greg, and Ketra used to bring over friends (male friend she was sleeping with) when she’s be mad at Greg to try to get him ‘beat up’ but we always had his back till she tricked him to move to CA. Sad, and glad the autopsy proves it was murder. God never sleeps. The murder will be found, RIP GREG, you will be missed by your REAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS

astrid, on December 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:
i also understand that domestic violence goes on everyday to millions of women; but is it really always the guys fault; i mean if i hit a guy ima expect him to hit me back; im putting myself in that place right? && for the innocent women; i know sometimes its hard to walk away but how is it the guys fault if you stay

aManda, on December 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:
this is gregs sister; i have been battered and beaten for 15 years by my husband so dont tell me i dont know what its like; first off you have no right to pass judgment on anybody! secondly if you have been through this than you would have turned to GOD! so keep your fuckin mouth shut about shit you dont know! she beat him by the way; shit! i still and ALWAYS will love my brother!

Carlos Montoya, on December 24, 2010 at 2:32 am said:
I knew Greg for Some Time and once were Roomates when he lived in Dallas,Tx and the first time i meet, at the time his fiance(ketra B.)i noticed she was VERY Dominant,as i Advised Greg at the Time,In which to me is a Possible Problem.It’s One Thing to be Equal but when a Woman is DOMINANT,that’s an Issue.Males are born to be Dominant,Not Woman.but in Today’s Time it Seems to be OK,When a Woman Hits a Man,but Turn that around and All of Sudden you’re a Criminal.Watch Tv and see for yourself.Tv is Making Woman “Think” it is OK to “TOUCH” a Man.If you look closely in the mugshot pic of Greg,you’ll see some Marks on his Face,but yet Only he went to Jail,Not Ketra,as Well.I Believe GREG was a Good Guy,Who Fell Victim,because he Loved Her and Maybe caught Ketra Cheating,as some have accused,it would Make sense.or Maybe He Took his Own Life ,cause he thought he could of Possibly Killed Her and did’nt want to go to Prison,Maybe then but What about the Children?So if the new boyfriend killed Him i would see a Motive or Setup,GReg Turner MAy You Rest in PEace and MAy the TRUTH come Out.RIP

Carlos Montoya, on December 24, 2010 at 2:44 am said
Also,If Greg Wanted to Kill Her.Then She Would of Been DEAD.There’s More to it,like a Rage of Passion/Emotions.He Did’nt Want Her Dead,Why did he STOP,Untill he knew she was Dead,If that was the Case.Give the Guy a Chance.Look at the Other Possiblities,it’s Not Always as it Looks on the Surface.ASk yourself WHAT would you Do if you found out your Wife/husband was Cheating on you?Would you just Leave,Some do and Many Don’t.What If she Rubbed it in His Face?What if this was Setup,to put him in jail?This girl was Tough,She could of probably kicked many guys butts,from when i meet her.I’m just Trying to Make ense of this Tragedy,for a Long Lost friend Greg,We will find the Truth.There are Two Sides to Every Story.Also i’m Not saying ketra,is Not the Victim here,but after reading some comments about possibly Cheating on him,Makes Other Motives come out into Play.R.i.P Gregory Scott Turner

And then from a real gentleman whose address is freeryder@yahoo.com Greg as you can see had real nice friends Uncontrollable RAGE- I was called Bitch by most of his family for several days

freeryder, on December 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm said:
wow freemenow your such a fat fuckin bitch get the dildo outta your mouth go lose some weight an get laid quit talkin shit that you know nothing about what if this was your son I wouldn’t wish anyone to do this to him so get a fuckin lif

Heather wrote:

So many times I read about women who have been killed or nearly killed by their husbands or lovers, and the killer then kills himself. So often a man who has beaten his wife or lover is released from jail only to commit more violent acts.

As I would expect everyone to acknowledge, statistically, men are by far more likely than women to commit violent acts against intimate partners. When I read the post, the story of Greg Turner fit right in line with every other story I’ve read for years about domestic violence. I see a lot of comments from various people trying to spin the story into being focused on Greg Turner and how he was wronged by Ketra. Comments that suggest there should be some equality to criticizing perpetrators of domestic violence as if Ketra somehow drove Greg to hurt her and then himself. If the reporter got the facts wrong, then the family and friends of Greg should be focused on the news source to get a correction instead of attacking people at this site. There is no equality of abuse – men by far are the perps.

I am so weary of the continued efforts either with this couple or another to cast the blame on the woman for somehow driving the man to his illegal conduct. When will abusers start taking responsibility for what their bodies do? If only women had the mysterious control abusers and their defenders attribute to us, we could end domestic violence and sexual abuse right now! Not one more child would be raped or killed! No woman would be in fear of rape or death at the hands of a man. No child would be harmed by their fathers or the boyfriends of their mothers. No child would be the target of sexual predators at school or in the neighborhood or at the mall.

I agree with Heather.

I agree with Heather. For the Turner girls Justis and Memorie – we all need to step up and say – it is not ok to beat a woman for any reason. It is not OK! Whatever else happened to Greg Turner- he had no right to beat and strangle their mother – he was a wife beater and an attempted murderer and their mother did not deserve to be touched for any reason on earth.

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18 Responses

  1. I WILL BE YOUR FIRST COMMENT…..

    I AM ALWAYS POSTING ON GREGS BLOG TO DEFEND HIM AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO IT….

    DOES THAT MEAN THAT I DONT CARE FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO KETRA AND HER CHILDREN?
    OF COURSE I CARE. NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THRU THAT. IT IS NOT EXCUSSES FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED. NONE AT ALL. NONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STUNNED AND IN SHOCK AND HEARTBROKEN FROM THAT EITHER FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TO GO THRU. THEY ARE BOTH GREAT PEOPLE, WITH FLAWS. NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE WANNA SAY ABOUT HOW BAD HE WAS FOR HER OR HOW BAD SHE WAS FOR HIM. THE FACT IS THEY CHOSE TO BE TOGETHER. THEY CHOSE TO LOVE EACHOTHER THRU THEIF FAULTS. SO THATS WHAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND. KETRA WILL ALWAYS BE A VICTIM, HER KIDS WILL ALWAYS BE WITHOUT THEIR DADDY. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMETHING MISSING FROM ALL OF US. NO MATTER IF YOU DEFEND GREGS NAME OR YOU BASH HIM FOR THE MISTAKES HE MADE.

    THE POINT IS NOBODY IS PERFECT AND YOU EITHER LOVE THEM OR YOU DONT. BUT IF YOU DONT THAT DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO TALK SO NEGATIVELY ON PEOPLE YOU DONT KNOW OR DONT KNOW ALL THE FACTS BEHIND. YOU PUT IT OUT HERE LIKE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO REALLY BASH KETRA FOR BEING A VICTIM. PEOPLE ARE SAYING THINGS THAT THEY KNOW OF TO SAY THAT PEOPLE HAVE THEIR FLAWS AND JUST BECAUSE GREG WAS NOT A PERFECT PERSON AND HE MADE SOME TRAUMATIC DECISIONS THAT NOT JUST AFFECTED HIS LIFE IT AFFECTED EVERYBODY LIVES.
    KETRA IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND A GREAT MOTHER, SHE HAS HER DREAMS IN LIFE AND WHAT SHE WANTS BETTER FOR HER CHILDREN. SHE TRIED MAKING THE BEST CHOICES TO HELP HER FAMILY GROW AND BE SUCCESSFUL. AND SHE SHOULD BE HONORED FOR THAT. SHE SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN AS A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM……HER KIDS SHOULD BE IN EVERYONES PRAYERS, AND PERSONALLY I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD JUST LEAVE HER AND THIS SITUATION ALONE SO EVERYONE CAN FINALLY HAVE SOME PEACE SO THEY CAN START THE HEALING PROCESS PROPERLY…..
    IM SORRY FOR KETRAS LOSS, IM SORRY SHE HAD TO EXPERIENCE THIS, IM SORRY THAT HER KIDS HAD TO GO THRU THIS …….
    BUT NEVER WILL I FORGET GREGORY SCOTT TURNER…R.I.P

    • STACY,
      That was just beautiful. You are such a blessing to them all. Stay strong, and whenever you see Ketra and the girls give them a big hug.

  2. […] court take her kids if she tries to? I also created a blog for comments in Ketra’s defense- https://freemenow.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/friends-of-ketra-batiste-turner-please-step-forward-for-th… While I immediately go over 250 comments on his blog piece – – no one stepped up for Ketra […]

  3. When you were a child you were taught not to put your hands on other people. When you are an adult you tend to forget what you were taught as a child. Here’s the thing there is no excuse, there is no answer we are going to find to be able to justify any thing that has happened. Both Greg & Ketra put their hands on each other, not just Greg, I’m not defending Greg for what he did was wrong. But as I have said no should be judging anyone that is for GOD to do not us. PRAY FOR BOTH VICTIMS INVOLVED AND THEIR FAMILIES..

  4. Trace,
    You are still attacking Ketra! It Is NEVER OK To Beat or STRANGEL one’s WIFE!
    As far as allowing you to disseminate information that they beat each other for whatever reason you think that is important- – do you have evidence that Ketra raised her hands to Greg and if so that it was in anything but self defense? Are there arrest records on Ketra? Unless there are – it is you that is judging and spreading stories about the children’s mother.
    Until you can prove otherwise – this site will continue to maintain that you are all spinning this story and continuing to attack Ketra for Greg’s sake.
    We will not capitulate under any circumstances except the truth.
    The truth is Greg was the abuser of record – arrested previously for assault spent time in jail and no sooner got out he did it again and this time left her for dead and went and killed himself.
    Now you maintain someone killed him – where is the proof?
    The only proof is that Greg was an abuser and all the shouting here is from his friends and family about how he was abused and murdered but not a shred of evidence yet!
    Continue to pray for all victims and their families – of course but in order for this cycle to end – you must face facts and stop blaming everyone but Greg for what Greg did!
    This story is about what Greg did – get this through you head – its about what Greg did in a RAGE to his wife and daughters and now how you are handling it! You continue to deal with it in the same RAGE , lashing out is what created this mess in the first place.
    Do you all think attacking the messenger will erase what happened?
    Do you all think swearing and calling me vile names and threatening myself and others makes Greg look better or do you think it makes his case worse?
    Do you think the constant attacks are a diversion away from what Greg did ? Do you think pointing to Ketra and destroying his children’s mother is the right thing to do in his honor?
    Just how do you think making a low life display of his wife and family and friends helps your Greg’s memory in any way at all?
    This entire rampage you all went on is now forever in history as an example of rage and what a battered woman goes through. You all have become part of the abuse cycle.

    How can you all look at Ketra in the face again after you have maligned her so? And now you ask us to pray for her? Hypocrites – that is exactly what you should have done on day ONE instead of what you did to her.
    It’s all here – you can never get away from what you did – what you said and how you behaved toward this woman who endured a near death strangulation at the hands of Greg!
    Have you ever been nearly strangled and fell into unconsciousness while your babies screamed for daddy to stop?

    Please note – I will not tolerate your continued attacks on Ketra- swear at me all you like- curse me till the cows come home but when you attack Ketra – I will be sure every time to come to her defense-
    It Is NEVER OK To Beat or STRANGEL one’s WIFE!

    • Two things: 33 year old “criminology student” implies that the deceased was on a path for a career in law enforcement…chilling to consider that his most frequent call as a police officer would be domestic violence incidents. What “attitude” might this man have taken into his work? How might the reports he’d have written be impacted by his ‘take’ on women who “ask for it?”
      2: Why does she stay? Why drop charges? Why go “home?” BECAUSE THAT’S HER HOME!!! Her possessions, her toiletry items, her sources of comfort, her own bed, no matter how violated by a Police Academy wanna be, and she is compulsively attempting to make everything right by re-starting from HOME .Spend a night in a shelter with your babies, surrounded by nothing familiar, facing an entire family – even members of your OWN, who defend the violent one as though you somehow possess the magic, the wholesale control over the monster they’ve created who has all the tears, complaints, accusations to focus hate on Her WHILE HE channels Satan. His suicide didn’t end his life, just turned the “lights off” for a split second. HE Chose hell. His violated Spirit now travels with demons, viewing without any hope of impacting the lives of his daughters except to witness faithfully. Let the girls know to ALWAYS acknowledge their father’s presence, mentally include him in their choices and call on him whenever they feel threatened. His soul’s redemption rests in his acceptance of responsibility for HIS choices. When Ketra emerges from the wall of resistance he created, she will be a respectable woman with no further need to indulge or endure the reactionary, emotion-driven members of a family condemned by their own intemperance, to dysfunction and inability to love each other as they would in a world where they each control themselves instead of trying to suppress females who exhibit strength.

      • Well said – very well said – I see you are back in town – better late than never- you have walked into a very volatile dispute here!
        We have taken up this issue because it is a classic example with all the earmarks of what goes on.
        I love the way you expressed the situation- thanks for weighing in!

  5. I will be one of first to want to befriend Ketra and her children.

    Dear Ketra and daughters,

    I am sending you this message of support. What all of you have gone is horrible, scary, and heartbreaking.

    I want you to know that it is okay to have strong feeling right now. You should and must let them show, please express them or they will eat at you for a very long time.

    You have every right to be angry with your dad and spouse. You do not have to and should not put on a brave face. Just because your relatives can’t deal with the truth of what happened, does not mean you have to cater to their emotions.

    You have every right to feel fear and to work through it, your sense of security and trust were just taken away from you. You know it and feel it. Don’t act like everything’s okay when it’s not.

    When your relatives tell you how wonderful your dad and husband was you have two choices, to tell them to their faces what he was really like or let them keep their beliefs, not tell them but know in your own heart the truth.

    You must acknowledge the truth of the situation. You are only hurting yourself more if you do not.

    Do not pretend, do not lie to yourself or anyone else. GST did what he did, it was not right and it is not a loving act. All people have failures and faults. There is no good reason to resort to violence and you know that in you heart.

    The only way you have to be brave and strong is, in getting up every day and trying to understand that even loved ones are not perfect and they can do very bad things. I’ve been there and I understand.

    I am sending you all special thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Carlos: “It’s One Thing to be Equal but when a Woman is DOMINANT,that’s an Issue. Males are born to be Dominant,Not Woman.”

    Priceless 0:(

  7. I see Anna that you have met Gregs friends and Family! This is what must be our goal this yeat 2011 bring to light what women are up against not only by the hand of their abusers but by the entire network of abuse that surrounds them and forces them into submission and continued abuse as if there is no chance of beating it! Read on Anna – we are just beginning this series- Ketra is our poster girl!

  8. Hey Sis (and princesses)-
    Yall are amazing, strong, beautiful people that will get through this. Theres not much more I can say than give yall a big hug and a kiss. And Ketra- you light up a room when you walk into it. I miss you so much and am so upset I can’t be there to physically comfort you. You’re such a great mom and great person, don’t let these nay-sayers get to you. You know who you are and who your real friends and family are. Its sad how people turn all of a sudden. We’ve had some great times, and I’m looking forward to many more. LOVE YALL! xoxoxo

  9. Shanny K,

    Thank you so much for posting. From the tone of your post it looks like you are truly related to Ketra and her daughters.

    It is so nice to have someone from her family post. We want her to feel the love and support coming from family, friends and even those who just want to support women in their hour of need.

    Please keep this thread going, she and the girls need all the postive feelings they can get. Spread it around to her friends and others that you know will give her what she needs to get through a very difficult time.

    Many thanks again Shanny!

  10. Shanny,
    We thank you – please help us to find her real friends and new friends to help support ketra and the girls – she will need all the helps she can get- the Turners are living up to their name – they are trying to turn it all against Ketra- from what we have seen and heard- she needs to get away from that family and those friends as fast as humanly possible. The kids need to be aways from their influence also.
    The whole bunch are running Ketra’s name trus the dirt while they idolize the brute who destroyed everyone’s life!
    Please alert as many friends as you can to the cause!

  11. I must say after hearing about this story it is absolutly apaulling. Ketra’s life is being destroyed on a daily while she is trying to heal from the tramatic abuse she has suffered. This man who did this to her, his family are total lunatics. They cut off their nose despite their face. They contradict themselve to the ultimate degree. They are even too blind to see that the woman is the one who gives life unto this planet. Ketra husband was I feel jealous of what a woman can create. I have heard so many stories where men are jealous of women because the women can give birth and he cannot. And because of this miracle, men either worship women and love her, or hate her to were the rage comes physically out of control.

    We truly as women need to be more carefull and even more selective of the men we let into our lives as well as our homes. We need to look at their families attitudes and find out where they come from like in the olden days. Parents and family would always want to know what kind of family does this young man come from or what is his bloodline.

    My advise to Ketra, Dear sister; I do not know you but if feel your pain and your sorrow. If and when you can, you need to leave the state of Texas or what ever state you are in. You and your children need to get out of there. The Turner family will not stop their abuse. It is inbred in them. They hate you as your husband hated you. You have to get up when you can and bounce out of that state.

    I am hoping that maybe women can get togethor and organize a fund for Ketra to get out of the State to a safe place where she and here children can start over. Maybe a Paypal can be set up for her for anyone to donate for the cause. I will give what I can.

    Petra please I hope this message gets to you… You must leave, the Turner family is trying to intimidate you with verbal abuse and disrespect. This itself is abuse given the fact you are trying to heal from your injuries. Your girls need to heal from this horrible tramutic abuse they have been through, if they do not they too will have problems.

    I truly believe the Great Mother of the Universe always makes a way for us when we truly need it. I feel you need desperate help right now. You are in my prayers Sistar.

    Kirea S.

    • Kirea S.
      I have not heard from Ketra and do not know where she is now or how we can reach out to help her.

      thank you so much for the kind offer- if she gets in touch with us at this blog- we will do what we can at that point.

  12. LETS SET UP A PAYPAL ACCOUNT FOR PETRA AND HER CHILDREN NOW. SHE NEEDS TO HEAL. WE NEED TO HELP HER GET AN APARTMENT IN ANOTHER STATE.

    SHELTERS ARE NOT GOOD. DID YOU KNOW ABUSE HAPPENS IN SHELTERS AS WELL. MEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WOMENS ABUSED SITUATION.
    PETRA DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN A SHELTER. SHE AND HER CHILDREN NEED A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE. MAYBE SOMEONE ON THIS BLOG CAN ORGANIZE AND SET UP A PAYPAL ACCOUNT ON BEHALF OF PETRA AND HER CHILDREN. WE AS WOMEN NEED TO HELP OUR SISTERS BECAUSE IF WE DO NOT NO ONE ELSE WILL!

    PAYPAL FOR KETRA. LETS DO IT NOW.

    Kiera S.

  13. hey ketra. u will die bitch.

  14. i would like to say I am Astrid and Ketra actually after years brought the kids around us, she said she was on “vacation” and stayed at my house for 3 months, which at first i was okay with to be with my cousins children, but then i realized this COULD NOT HAVE WENT DOWN like your dumb asses are saying! ketra was strung out on meth did not have those kids in school, did not feed them or made sure they bathed! i bet they was both on the shti and she treated him just like she did her at the time fiance at my home!

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