Ernest Turing
Biographical information
Full name Ernest Turing
Alias(es) King of Tech
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2015
Cause of death Asphyxiation
Nationality Flag of USA American
Residence Pacific Bay, U.S.
Profession(s) CEO
Family Greta Meduse (mother-in-law)
Per-Sephone (creation; turned off)
Teresa Turing (wife)
Affiliation(s) Meteor Systems
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #46: Smart Money (s2)

Ernest Turing was the victim in Smart Money (Case #46 of Pacific Bay).


Ernest Turing was the CEO of the tech corporation in Innovation Valley known as Meteor Systems. Ernest had gray hair and wore a pair of glasses. At the time of his death, he donned a white suit with a Meteor Systems badge and a lavender scarf, and somehow lost his glasses.

Murder details

Ernest was found in the office of Drone Zone by the player and Amy with money jammed in his mouth. After sending it to Roxie, she managed to determine the money was used as the murder weapon. It blocked the victim's airways, suffocating him to death. Roxie also located bruising on various points of the victim's body. She explained that the killer exerted pressure on his chakras, energy points that regulate a body's mood and health. The only way someone would know that is if they practiced yoga, so that was added to their profile.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be his robot, Per-Sephone.

Amy had a feeling that the player was nuts after evidence pointed Per-Sephone as the killer, but when the player came to arrest Per-Sephone for grand homicide, she claimed that she does not harm people, but fix them. Amy went down to business by telling Per-Sephone the apparatus required to stuff Ernest to death, but Per-Sephone only used her skills to do good and not bad. All Per-Sephone wanted to do was to help Ernest with the merger of Meteor Systems and Drone Zone but Amy got tired of Per-Sephone's claims as she explained how the robot used yoga to choke Ernest to death with dollar bills. Because her master kept talking about money, Per-Sephone wanted to find Ernest's standby button while she stuffed his circuits with money, but she did not know that humans neither have standby buttons nor run on batteries, causing Per-Sephone to be dumbfounded. As much as Amy hated the player to perform a weird arrest, she had to allow the player to ship the robot to Judge Dante for trial.

Judge Dante felt that this was the weirdest indictment yet given that he had to sentence a machine rather than a human. Per-Sephone told Judge Dante that Ernest is made of flesh and blood whereas she was made out of metal, albeit she knew how to love humans in which her conversation suggested that she did not intend to kill Ernest. All Per-Sephone wanted to do was to be a learning machine, like Ernest wanted her to be. Judge Dante had a difficult verdict to hand out, but he knew that the law was above everybody, even robots, and he could not afford to dismantle machines given that he was against abuse of power. Judge Dante and the court decided thus that Per-Sephone had to be turned off until her microchip, including but not limited to her programming, can be wiped clean so that she would not do the same mistakes again.

Case appearances