Gardener kills one British woman, wounds two in Turkey’s southwest

Gardener kills one British woman, wounds two in Turkey’s southwest

MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
A Turkish gardener killed a British woman and wounded her son and mother in the woman’s villa, in the southwestern province of Muğla on Sept. 9.

The 46-year-old V.A. shot the 56-year-old Caterina Anna Bury, the owner of the villa where he has been gardening for the last six years, in Muğla’s Ortaca district. He also wounded the woman’s 24-year-old son and her 87-year-old mother.

V.A. and Bury, who are claimed to have been in a relationship, had a quarrel on Sept. 6. Bury, together with her son and mother, went to the Dalyan Gendarmerie Station to file a complaint against V.A., who Bury accused of threatening to kill her. The gardener was detained upon the complaint but was released the following day.

V.A. came to Bury’s villa at around 6 a.m. with a pump rifle and shot Bury’s son, Alexander Gerhard Bury, in the legs and then Bury’s mother, Cecillie Bury, in the back. He then headed to the bathroom on the top floor of the house, in which Bury had locked herself, shot the door open and fired four consecutive bullets at the woman.

While Bury passed away at the crime scene, her son and mother were rushed to hospital, where they are now both in a critical condition.

V.A. surrendered to the gendarmerie an hour after the incident. He is to be dispatched to the court after his interrogation is finalized.