Man stabs judge after seeing him with ex-wife
A woman, who was a foreign national, had applied to the court to divorce her husband and had demanded guardianship of their children.
In the second hearing of the trial on Aug. 18, the judge ordered the man to pay a temporary alimony and temporarily debarred him from their home for six months, without listening to his statement.
The judge, who was married, took the woman’s phone number and sent her a message asking how she was doing 10 days later.
The woman and the judge had reportedly began flirting and decided to meet in a park on Oct. 21. The man, who had come by the woman’s home to see his children, saw them kissing in the park.
The man attacked the judge and stabbed him and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.
He was arrested on charges of “murder and attempt to injure” and the Kayseri Chief Prosecutor’s Office started an investigation into the incident.
The High Council of Judges and Prosecutors decided to suspend the judge from duty until the investigation was completed, stating he had acted “inappropriately.”