Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Joe Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A husband enraged when his wife who was the mother of his two children filed for divorce tracked her down to her dad’s home and stabbed her in the chest 14 times before turning himself in.
Hilmi Yilmaz, 44, is accused of killing his wife of 15 years, 32-year-old Gulseren Yilmaz, in the district of Alanya in the city of Antalya in the southern Turkish province of Antalya in September last year.
He told the court in Alanya, on the Turkish Riviera, that if his wife and mother of his children aged 7 and 13 had agreed to come home, then she would still be here today.
He said: “If my wife had accepted my offer of reconciliation, then I would have taken her home.”
He allegedly stabbed her in a field near her father’s house after she fled there with her two children after deciding to file for divorce.
Despite having a restraining order against him, the defendant reportedly went to his father-in-law’s house on 26th September 2019 to give her an ultimatum.
The victim refused to let Yilmaz in so he allegedly broke in, and then chased her as she fled the property.
He caught up with her in a nearby field and repeatedly stabbed her, according to reports. The victim later died in hospital.
Yilmaz reportedly called his father-in-law to confess that he had killed his daughter before turning himself over to the police on the same day.
He was transferred to court on the morning of 27th September while still wearing a shirt allegedly covered in the victim’s blood.
Yilmaz has been attending the ongoing trial via a video link from his prison.
The victim’s parents and lawyers of both parties were present in the courtroom.
The trial continues.
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