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Bobby Ternent Biography
Who is Bobby Ternent?
Bobby Ternent, 32, was driving the BMW X6 that crushed John Avers as Gary Ternent, 59, held him down before the pair left him for dead in an Iceland car park in Dagenham, east London, on night from September 13, 2020. .
Prosecutor Bill Emlyn Jones QC told the Old Bailey that after Mr Avers was hit twice, Gary went to join his son in the car, who then hit the victim “a third and a fourth time” before to walk away
Police and doctors found Mr. Avers, 47, in a large pool of blood, and he was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. the next day after suffering “catastrophic” injuries, the Old Bailey heard.
A post-mortem examination found that he had suffered fractures to his skull, sternum, pelvis, left thigh and 22 ribs.
Charged and Arrest
Mr Avers’ family wept in court as the Ternets, of Barking, east London, were found guilty of his murder today after denying the charge.
After his arrest, Bobby Ternent told detectives that he and John were very good friends and that he had worked for him for years. About three weeks before the murder, Bobby claimed that John called him and asked him to look after £40,000 of stolen drug money for him. Bobby said he agreed and put the cash in his car.
Bobby said that on the day of the murder, John called and said he needed the money right away, so they met and headed to the supermarket parking lot.
Bobby then said that John started yelling that the money was “little” and they got into a fight. He told detectives that John was threatening him and that if he didn’t give him the missing money, he would kill his wife and children.
Mr. Emlyn Jones suggested that Mr. Avers was not a “great villain”, but had been a “very successful businessman”.
Previously, he ran a sash window joinery business and lived in a million-pound house, jurors heard.
When his business went downhill, he sold his house, his marriage fell apart and he turned to drinking and drugs, the court was told.
Emlyn Jones said that the night of his death, Avers texted his ex-wife: “I’m going to take your house back.”
The prosecutor suggested that whatever the truth, having a fight over money and receiving threats was not a defense against murder.
Mr. Emlyn Jones had told the court that the defendants killed Mr. Avers “by deliberately driving that BMW X6 directly at him, running him over”.
He said: ‘With Bobby Ternent at the wheel, and Gary Ternent holding John Avers down in front of the car, John Avers got hit once, then Bobby Ternent spun the car around and hit him again.
‘Gary Ternent then ran to join his son in the car before his victim was hit a third time, and a fourth time.
“Only then, no doubt satisfied that enough damage had been done, did they walk away, leaving John Avers to die, or more likely already dead from the catastrophic injuries they inflicted on him.”
After the incident, Bobby Ternent changed clothes at his house and burned the BMW, which had fake license plates, the jury was told.
The father and son were later caught on CCTV talking about what had happened in Dagenham on the night of 13 September 2020.
Bobby Ternent was alleged to have said that he ‘could be crippled’, to which his father replied: ‘Right, we triple-checked him.’