Killer Swaps Places With Twin During Prison Visit

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

This teenage murderer has reportedly escaped prison after his twin brother visited him and took his place behind bars.

The incident took place in the southern Turkish province of Mersin where 19-year-old Murat A. was serving the first year of his murder sentence, according to reports.

The convict’s twin brother, identified as Huseyin A., came to visit him in prison and while there the siblings managed to swap places.

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According to local media, while Huseyin took his brother’s place in the cell, the convict successfully walked out of the prison to freedom.

It was reported that the prison did not have a facial recognition system to detect the subtle differences in the twins’ faces.

However, it was not long before prison staff realised that Murat had escaped and his brother had taken his place and immediately informed the local authorities.

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Police teams searched all the known areas associated with the convict and reportedly found him at his home.

Murat was taken back to prison and his brother has also been detained, according to reports.

It is currently unclear why the twins decided to swap places.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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