Woman sentenced to life after killing girlfriend over cheating with man
ISTANBULA Turkish woman who killed her female partner after she discovered her secret affair with a man has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Bakırköy 2nd Heavy Penal Court convicted the 26-year-old woman, identified only as H.C., of “wilful homicide” over the death of the victim, identified as S.D., Doğan News Agency reported on Feb. 24.
The prosecutor said H.C. had invited S.D. to her house in Istanbul’s Esentepe neighborhood last year and stabbed her several times during the ensuing quarrel after she discovered that her lover had a secret affair with a man. Neighbors informed the police after hearing the couple’s screams, but S.D. died in the hospital due to fatal injuries.
“I don’t know what I experienced there. Everything I told you is true and I leave the decision to you,” the suspect said in her last testimony at the court.
The court ultimately ruled that H.C. committed the murder over “jealousy” of her partner, with whom she was in a relationship for almost four years.
Stressing that the convict left the crime scene without notifying anyone of the victim’s injuries, the court did not apply any mitigating cause that could shorten the prison sentence to 10 years. H.C., who was arrested pending trial, is expected to remain in prison for 16-20 years.