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Ethan Turner: Wife Killer

Ethan Turner
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
Larry Sullivan
Season Three
First Appearance
Turning Biminese
Last Appearance
Turning Biminese
Appears in
One Episode
Full Name
Ethan Turner

Manner of Death
Stabbed in the chest by Dexter Morgan
35 (at death)
Personal Status
Marital Status
Widowed (Twice)
Unnamed wife
Cindy Turner
Immediate Relatives
Two unnamed stepdaughters
Killer Profile
"No Known Moniker"
Number of Victims
Modus Operandi
Drugs and hands
Killing Method
Overdose (First wife)
Drowning (Cindy Turner)
Method of Disposal
None (First wife)
Thrown in ocean (Cindy Turner)
Implied he killed them for his freedom and their money

Ethan Turner is a character in Season Three of Showtime's series DEXTER.

He was a murderer who killed two of his wives for their money and assets.


Miguel Prado mentions Ethan in a conversation with Dexter Morgan. According to Miguel, Ethan got away with his first wife's murder by staging it as an overdose of pain meds. More recently, he killed his second wife while on a cruise in international waters where Miguel has no jurisdiction. Dexter decides to investigate Ethan himself.

Dexter stalks Ethan at a sporting goods store and makes casual conversation with him. He learns that Ethan is headed on a cruise to Bimini, Bahamas, and follows him onto the ship. Once on board, Dexter hides in Ethan's room, creeps up on him after he gets out of the shower, and knocks him out with M99.

Due to the ship's schedule, Dexter has to rush through his usual ritual. He plays loud music from an iPod and stuffs Ethan's mouth to keep him quiet. Not having time to savor the moment, Dexter quickly kills Ethan by stabbing him in the heart. He then dismembers him, and dumps his remains out of a porthole. Like his second wife, Ethan is declared missing when he is not found on the ship.

Meanwhile, Rita Bennett has been taken to the hospital with pregnancy complications. Miguel, having been told by Dexter that he is fishing at Mercy Reef, sends the Coast Guard to look for him. When they can’t find him, along with the sudden disappearance of Ethan, Miguel concludes that Dexter had lied about his whereabouts. He believes Dexter killed Ethan and is likely a vigilante killer. He confronts Dexter about his suspicions. They begin to work together until the relationship comes to a bitter end, when Miguel kills an innocent.

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