The verdict was handed down at the 13th hearing in the murder case of Pinar Gultekin, who was killed at a vineyard home on the Karabagla Plateau in Mughal Mentes district.
The increasing life sentence given to Cemal Metin Avcı was reduced to 23 years by applying unjustified provocation reduction.
Defendant Cemal Metin Avcı attended the thirteenth hearing in the Third High Criminal Court via audio and visual information system (SEGBİS) from the prison from which he was detained.
Avcı’s brother Mertcan Avcı, the late Gultekin’s father Siddique and his mother Sefika Gultekin and party lawyers were present in court. The other defendants, Ada K, the ex-wife of Semal Matin Avisi, her father Selim and her mother Aiten Avisi and their business partner Şükrü Gökhan 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.
It is not possible for the accused to lift the barrel alone
Gultekin’s family lawyer, Rezan Epozdemi, claimed that they agreed with the prosecution’s opinion and that the accused Semal Matin Avasi Pinar had killed Gultekin through horrific feelings and torture.
Defendants claim to have killed by design, the epidemiologist said:
“Like a professional female murderer, she planned and killed the deceased alive, then went to the beach with her family for 4 days. There was a completely organized and planned murder. “It is not possible to carry out the murder alone. It is also against the flow of normal life. It is not possible for the accused to lift 18 kg barrels alone. There was all the evidence of the crime. He also burned the victim alive, tortured him, then poured concrete into the barrel, and very quietly he threw the barrel into a river and tried to hide the highest body. “
“We are devastated as a family”
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 Sefika Gultekin further explained that her children have been addicted to drugs for two years and said, “We are devastated as a family. Now justice must be done. I want our daughters and women not to die, and I want them to take drugs.” The most severe punishment. ” Used expressions.
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.
The family reacted to this decision
Father Siddique Gultekin, who made a statement to the Mughal courthouse after the ruling, said in a statement that the decision was “unacceptable” and that they would seek legal redress.
Gultekin said the court’s decision hurt them: “Is it fair? Is it fair to torture a parent so much? I can’t sleep at night, I have nightmares. The decision not only killed my daughter, it killed my daughter, the whole family.” Where there is no justice, do we have to ensure our own justice? “
Mother Shefika Gultekin also explained that they did not expect such a decision and expressed that they were very sorry and died again.
“This is, in our opinion, a legally and indeed unacceptable decision.”
Attorney Epözdemir said they have been fighting legally for two years and are trying to show a will about the process.
Citing the decision as a “legal whim”, the apology continued:
“This decision is legally and in fact unacceptable. The Office of the Chief Prosecutor has requested more life sentences for Cemal Metin Avcı and Mertcan Avcı for the crime of ‘premeditated murder with a terrifying feeling’. Şükrü Gökhan O, Selim Avcı and Ayten Avc He has demanded a sentence of “five months to five months without hiding or destroying evidence of the crime.” We have been saying for two years: ‘We do not trust this court, there will be no trial.’ We have refused three times. “
Epözdemir noted that they would appeal the decision.
On the other hand, We Will Stop Femicide Platform, which carries pictures of Pinar Gultekin, and some women’s association members have protested the decision and Femicide.
Police parties wanted to hold a procession in front of the court with slogans in unlimited square.
At the end of the meeting, the group walked through the police corridor and went to the premises.
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 his first statement, he admitted that he had killed Gultekin, with whom he had been friends for some time. , Home in the vineyard, and then after burning his body, he was thrown into the woods of Gülağzı with a barrel and 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 Supreme 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.