Istanbul teen allegedly kills father, lives with corpse for a week
Police remove Selami E's body from his apartment in Istanbul's Avcılar district. DHA photoNineteen-year-old O.E. reportedly spent a week in the same apartment with the body of his father, whom he allegedly murdered, daily Milliyet reported on its website today.
O.E. was caught after he brought his friends home in Istanbul's Avcılar district to ask for advice on how to dispose of the body. His friends subsequently told their parents, who then notified the police, the report said.
The suspect reportedly told the police that he stabbed his father, 43-year-old Selami E., to death after having an argument a week ago. O.E. also said his father frequently beat him.
O.E. continued his normal routine after the murder, Milliyet said, pouring cold water and ice cubes over his father's body in the bathtub to prevent it from smelling.
The suspect was detained in a raid by the police and Selami E.'s body was taken to the forensic department for examination.
One of the suspect's neighbors said he could not believe O.E. killed his father and that "he was a good boy." The neighbor said O.E. and his father started living together after his mother left them because Selami E. had cheated on her.
"The boy did not go along with his mother so as to not leave his father alone," the neighbor said.