Registered sex offender among those honored at ceremony for murdered children

By Jackie Mundry . . . In 2006, William Elliot was sought out and shot because he was a registered sex offender. On Sunday, he will be honored by the Maine chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.

His mother, Shirley Turner, says he was on this list because he had consensual sex with an underage girlfriend.

“But he was 19 when he got involved with a young girl and ended up on the Maine sex offender registry,” she said.

Turner says she’s surprised that Elliot will be honored because she hasn’t gotten much support over the years but is looking forward to talking to other people that have had a child taken away from them. Because losing a loved one to murder isn’t like anything else.

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