In the case of the murder of Pinar Gultekin, a student at the University of Mughlai, the accused Semal Matin Avesi was sentenced to a further life sentence, with the sentence reduced to 23 years with unjustified provocation.
According to AA, the accused Cemal Metin Avcı participated in the 13th hearing in the Third High Criminal Court through the Audio and Visual Information System (SEGBİS) from the prison from which he was detained.
The defendants, who were not detained, were Mertkan Avesi, Avisi’s brother, Gultekin’s father Siddique and mother Sefika Gultekin, and lawyers for the party. Other defendants, Ada K, the ex-wife of Semal Matin Avisi, her father Selim Avisi, her mother Aiten Avisi and their business partner Shakru Gokhan O., were not present at the hearing. The latest statements of the accused and their lawyers were heard at the hearing. Defendant Cemal Metin Avcı said he regretted it and said he committed the murder alone.
While the other side’s allegations do not reflect the truth and defend that he did not commit the murder through design, Avcı claims that the victim threatened his family with huge sums of money and received receipts.
Stating that he had never been involved in a crime before and had no criminal record, Avcı argued that he was not prepared before the murder and demanded proper justice.
Defendant Mertcan Avcı further stated that he did not know the victim and did not know his relationship with his older brother. This says that there is no evidence against him, Avcı claims an acquittal.
AV.DR.EPÖZDEMİR: A word of worship
Speaking to Habertark TV, Gultekin’s family lawyer, Dr. Rezan Epjdemir said the following about this decision:
“We were claiming that this murder could not have been carried out at all stages alone. In fact, all the evidence in the file showed it. He was 183 feet tall. Her phone was divided into 4 parts and her SIM card was divided into 2. An organized synchronized killing was done horribly and painfully, by sewing.
The writ was written in the United States. Victims face personal life trials instead of the accused and the families of the accused. The murder has been tried. At the point we have reached, we have said before that we do not expect justice in this court. We have asked the judge three times for rejection. It has been denied every time. The point we have reached is that this is a decision we expect from the court. I say very clearly, the law is dead today. That said, we will start judicial reform, important steps will be taken.
‘3 established expressions were honored’
“Let them come and examine this file. Judicial Reform, Human Rights Action Plan … Mr Bozdag has issued a statement to the Minister of Justice stating that we will take up a serious fight against violence and murder against women. He is dead. But today justice is dead here. There was a complete legal whimsy, judicial genocide. See, the murderer was subjected to unjustified impunity. The court respected the three contradictory statements of the murderer suspect. His sentence was reduced to 23 years. Brother, Mertcan Avcı, mother, father, partner and wife have all been acquitted. This is a judicial genocide. We will appeal to the appellate court as soon as possible. We will follow the legal process. In the end. We will go to the Supreme Court. But this is where the Mughal judge died. We knew from the beginning that this committee would not establish justice. Know that it would not reveal the material truth. We were tired. Both, in my opinion, have no legal or practical basis. And this decision is baseless in my opinion. In a word, I’m sorry. “
“It is not possible for the defendant to move alone.”
According to AA, Gultekin’s family lawyer, Apozdemir, claimed that they had agreed with the prosecution and that the accused Semal Matin had killed Avte Pinar Gultekin with horrific feelings and torture.
Accusing the defendants of carrying out the murder through design, the apology continued as follows: “Like a professional female murderer, she first planned and killed the deceased alive, then went to the beach with her family for 4 days. There was a complete organized. The defendant resorted to false pretenses at the hearing. We have said in every trial that the murder cannot be committed alone. It is also against the normal way of life. It is not possible for the defendant to lift 168 kg barrels alone. The defendant burned the victim alive with a monster feeling. He then poured concrete. Barrel and, very quietly, threw the barrel into a river and tried his best to hide the body. “
“Our family has suffered”
Father Siddique Gultekin added that they had attended thirteen hearings and said, “My daughter was burned alive. Everything is still there. I do not understand what they are protecting. Even if these people are sentenced to death, I will not do it.” I don’t believe in court. Every time I come to Mughal I die. I want justice for two years. “Let your decision set a precedent, we want it. I want your court to give the most severe punishment to all of them. “She said.
Mother Shefika Gultekin further explained that her children have been addicted to drugs for two years, saying, “We are devastated as a family. Now justice must be done. I want our daughters and women not to die, but to be punished severely.” Has done.
After the break, the court board sentenced the accused Cemal Metin Avcı to life imprisonment. The delegation reduced the sentence of the accused to 23 years by applying unjustified provocation exemption. The court acquitted Mertcan Avcı and other defendants.
Pinar Gultekin, 27, a student in the economics department at Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University, left her home in Akaka district on July 16, 2020, where she lived alone, and was never heard from again after talking to her sister on the phone the same day. After her family reported her disappearance to the Akaka Gendarmerie Command, a list of people who knew Gultekin was compiled, and eyewitness accounts were consulted by examining security camera records in the area.
Although the young woman’s ex-boyfriend, Semal Matin Avesi, who was taken into custody on suspicion, did not accept the charges against her in her first statement, she admitted that she had killed Gultekin, with whom she had been friends for some time. , Home in the vineyard, and his body was dumped in a barrel in the Gülağzı forest, after evidence was revealed, and he was arrested.
Cemal Metin Avcı’s brother, Mertcan Avcı, was also taken into custody by gendarmerie teams, after his brother’s identification at the crime scene and nearby phone signals were detected and he was arrested within the framework of the investigation. Complaint of “darkening the evidence”.
In a charge accepted by the Mughal 3rd Criminal Court, Cemal Metin Avcı was sentenced to a further life imprisonment for “killing with a terrible feeling or pain” and his brother Mertcan Avcı was sentenced to 5 years in prison for “destroying”. Concealment or alteration of criminal evidence. “While the trial was pending, it was decided that Mertcan Avcı would stand trial.
In an additional charge made by the Mughal Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, some of his relatives, including the accused AVC’s parents and his ex-wife, were asked to be punished separately, considering that there was enough suspicion against them to destroy and conceal evidence of the crime.
During the trial, the accused Martkan Avici, prepared by the Mugala Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, was sent back to the prosecutor’s office with a request for further life imprisonment on charges of “participating in the crime of torture with a terrible feeling”. Mughal by the 3rd High Criminal Court.
Accepting the objections of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office, the apex court ruled that the decision of the Mughal 3rd Criminal Court was “return of complaint” and the documents would be returned to the Mughal 3rd Criminal Court for action. The High Court unanimously ruled that there was no possibility of legal redress as the decision was final.
A complaint was also filed against Pinar Gultekin’s mother, Sefika Gultekin, for threatening and insulting her for what she said at the hearing, and for up to 4 years and 4 months in prison.
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