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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# Turkey
Man accused of double murder in Turkey due in court
The daughter of one of the victims is also due to give evidence against the suspect, her former boyfriend.

A MAN ACCUSED of murdering two women from Co Down in Turkey last August is due to appear in court today.

Recep Cetin is suspected of killing Marion Graham, 54, and Kathy Dinsmore, 53, whose bodies were found in a wood in the outskirts of the city of Izmir in late August. They had both been stabbed.

The women had been holidaying in the resort town of Kusadasi, and Cetin had been the boyfriend of Graham’s 15-year-old daughter Shannon.

He has claimed that he is 17 years old and says he wishes to be tried in a juvenile court, however the victims’ families believe he is older. A Turkish court will today decide is Cetin will have to undergo bone marrow tests to determine his age, the BBC reports.

If he is found to be over 18, he could face a significantly higher sentence.

Shannon Graham is due to give evidence against Cetin during the hearing, RTÉ reports.

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