Turkish girl admits killing abusive father on TV program
TV presenter Müge Anlı (L, R) cried as the mother and her elder daughter told their story (C) during the latest episode investigating cold cases
A Turkish high school student and her mother have been detained by the police after she confessed that she killed her abusive father while talking to a popular TV show presenter.
Abdullah Gazi Akbıyık, 52, a man in the western province of Afyonkarahisar, was missing since Jan. 18.
His brothers applied to TV personality Müge Anlı, who investigates cold cases on her live show on private broadcaster ATV, who started to host the family members in recent episodes to find Akbıyık’s whereabouts.
In the latest episode on Feb. 14, the mother and her elder daughter, who is a high school student, were hosted.
The mother, Kıymet Akbıyık, looked increasingly uncomfortable during the broadcast and wanted to talk with Anlı in private.
“After the program, she came to me with her elder daughter, who is a beautiful high school student girl. They revealed that the girl had killed her father that night,” Anlı was quoted on Feb. 15 by local media as saying.
Both suspects were detained by the police who arrived at the TV studio shortly afterward.
“They told me that the man came home late drunk and forced his wife sign an indenture by beating her. The girl thought that her mother would be killed, so she grabbed his pistol and shot her father,” Anlı explained, adding that the two later burned the body in their stove.
The TV presenter said that it was the “hardest program” of her career.