A court in Turkey has heard how a 32-old-year-old man identified as Tanju Acar from the south-western Turkish province of Mugla fatally stabbed his wife to death after posing as another man to find out if she was cheating on him.
Prosecutors say that Acar allegedly came up with the scheme after his wife demanded a divorce and prior to the attack he (Acar) learned that infidelity was a mitigating circumstance for murder under a local law – and could get him a reduced sentence.
According to Daily Star UK, Acar who had posed as another man and sent texts to his wife, also getting friends to message her stabbed the mum-of-two Selvan Acar, 25, in the back on December 8, 2020, with the blade piercing her heart, prosecutors claim.
Acar discussed the plan with his cellmate, according to the Fethiye Public Prosecutor’s Office.
They have now demanded the maximum sentence for Tanju Acar of an aggravated life sentence for “deliberate murder of a spouse”.
A life sentence in Turkey equates to 24 years in prison, while an aggravated life sentence was introduced to replace the death penalty.
Fatih Tahanci, the lawyer for the mum, said: “The fact that the defendant told another convict the whole case revealed that he killed his wife by planning it in a cold and calculating way that deserves the maximum punishment.”