Ex-Football Player David Turner Had Meth In His System

Coroner's Report Shows Meth, Blood Alcohol Level Of .039 In His System

The Kern County coroner said that there were drugs and alcohol in David Lee Turner's system when was shot and killed at 12:45 a.m. July 10 at a Fastrip on Nile.

Deputies said Turner struck Deputy Aaron Nadal in the back of the head with a bag that had two 24-ounce beer cans. That is when Deputy Wesley Kraft fired two rounds at Turner, killing him.


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  • An autopsy was completed on July 11, and the Kern County Coroner said the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wound to the abdomen and the manner was homicide.

    Toxicology studies determined the presence of methamphetamine in his system.

    Turner also had a blood alcohol level of .039.

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