Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson were cycling to a party on the night of January 8, 2015 when they found Turner on top of a woman.
The two young men noticed that “she was not moving at all, while he was moving a lot” and thought it was “very strange”.
Arndt then recounts confronting Turner, with Jonsson tackling him to the ground as he attempted to run from the scene and holding him until the police arrived.
According to Arndt, the now 23-year-old victim remained “unconscious the entire time”.
“I checked her and she didn’t move at all,” he told CBS news.
The victim has praised both Arndt and Jonsson in her 7000-word statement, saying, “Thank you to the two men who saved me, who I have yet to meet. I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story. That we are looking out for one another. To have known all of these people, to have felt their protection and love, is something I will never forget.”
Jonsson, who was very distressed after the incident, said he will not comment on the trial but has shared the victim’s letter to his Facebook page, thanking supporters for their encouragement.
“To me it is unique in its form,” he wrote, “and comes as close as you can possibly get to putting words on an experience that words cannot describe.” – Ariana Norton
Image from Petula Dvorak’s Facebook page.