Turkish girls confess to stabbing own mother 25 times
IZMIR - Hürriyet
A trace of blood on the shoe of one of the girls prompted police to focus the investigation on the sisters, putting them through a 12-hour-long interrogation that eventually forced the girls to crack. AA photoTwo İzmir girls murdered their mother by stabbing her 25 times, their confessions revealed, in a case that has gripped the nation’s attention since the news of the victim’s death broke out several days ago.
Şeyda, aged 19, and her sister, two years younger, identified as B.P., admitted to killing their mother by first trying to knock her out with the help of an electroshock device, then resorting to knives when their initial plan failed. The body of the mother, Gülseren, was found with 25 stab wounds in the place where she died in her own house, right on the scene following the attack.
A trace of blood on the shoe one of the girls was wearing prompted police forces to focus the investigation on the sisters, putting them through a 12-hour-long interrogation that eventually forced the girls to crack.
The girls reported experiencing several kinds of abuse at the hands of their mother, including physical abuse, as well as accusing their mother of reportedly bringing home a string of boyfriends.
The girls told police forces that they dumped the knives and the electroshock device in a nearby container, where officers soon located them.
The victim’s father initially accused an ex-husband of Gülseren of the murder, claiming he had attempted to sell older Şeyma to other men, but the danger was thwarted when the family escaped and relocated their home.
Three other suspects detained over the murder were released following the confession, and the girls were sent to court to undergo trial.