Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
These notes littered with references to violence and plastered all over a wall were reportedly written by the Samurai-sword-wielding Turkish man who stabbed a woman to death shortly before her wedding.
Analysis from a psychologist found that that the suspect had attempted to completely isolate himself from society and obsessively fantasised about carrying out a violent crime, according to local media reports.
Basak Cengiz, 27, who was working as an architect in the Turkish capital city of Ankara, had travelled to the province of Istanbul on a work assignment.
On 9th November she missed the shuttle bus between her office and hotel, so she decided to walk.
Can Goktug Boz, who lives in the district of Atasehir, saw Basak passing by his apartment block, and despite having never met her, he allegedly attacked her with a samurai sword – as can be seen in this recently obtained footage. He fled the scene leaving the woman fatally wounded, according to local media outlet Haberler.
The suspect was arrested by officials from the Atasehir Public Security Bureau and taken into custody. He was later taken to the Gayrettepe Public Security Branch for questioning, where he was reported as being “mentally unstable”.
During his first interrogation, officers reportedly asked him: “Why did you commit this murder?” To which he reportedly replied: “I was influenced by the films I watched”.
Having examined the disturbing notes littering the suspect’s home, expert psychologist and sociologist Dr Serap Duygulu told local media outlet DHA that Boz had an obsessive, self-punishing nature and probably heard voices that told him to act violently against certain groups of people.
The suspect lived an isolated life in which he became completely wrapped up in a violent fantasy land.
Many of the notes on the wall are commands telling Boz to carry out violent acts against others and telling himself how to behave.
One note reportedly read “Don’t shoot angrily, he’s setting a trap”, while others seemed to make references to Boz’ weight, which he was believed to be very insecure about.
Dr Duygulu said that more information about the mind of Boz will be revealed once experts are able to access his computer and look into his online activity.
It is possible that he posted about his violent fantasies online using an alias.
The suspect remains in custody as the investigation continues.