Friday, March 22, 2013

Update on Sarai Sierra

Last month, I posted about the American tourist who was found murdered along a highway near Istanbul. Recently, Ziya Tasali, a paper collector, was charged with the attack. According to several statements from Tasali, he claims to have been angered after Sierra refused to kiss him and defended herself by hitting him with her cell phone. Although he did not intend on killing, Tasali took out his anger by hitting her back with a stone. Fearful of being caught, Tasali fled Istanbul to escape over Syrian border, but he was captured on Sunday upon his return to Turkey. Currently, he is being held in an Istanbul prison to await conviction. Tasali did not realize Sierra was a tourist until this case gained international attention.

Source: New York Times      


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