By now, most people have heard the story of how an evangelist from the church of St. Peters, a small village in southeastern Turkey, came to be identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of a local businessman, but the details surrounding the case have been murky and mysterious.
The mystery of the case has been solved, thanks to a tipster who was able to provide the name of a woman who was actually in the church at the time of the murder.
In this post, we will explore how the man and his wife, who was in the congregation, are still searching for answers about the case.1.
What happened in 1996?
In 1996, a man named Suleyman Kacar was arrested in connection with the murder of businessman Mustafa Kocan.
He was later convicted of the crime and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The case was solved in 2014 after a tip-off that the suspect had left a suicide note in Kocin’s car and was believed to be planning a second attack.
Kocim, who died in prison, had been living in a monastery in the province of Aydin, and the note was reportedly written by a woman.
The woman claimed to be a member of the community at the church, and had also been visiting it.
After searching the church for the woman, police discovered a photo of Kocar in a group photo, and in the police report it was reported that Koca had a “deep” connection to the church.
Kacur’s arrest was not the first time he had been arrested for crimes connected to the monastery.
In 2001, he was charged with murdering a woman named Selim Taha in Aydina, and was later sentenced to life in prison for the murder, though Taha had been the victim of a crime she did not commit.
In the years since, Kocal has maintained a long-standing feud with the monastery and a number of accusations against him have been made.
In October 2015, he told reporters in a video that he had forgiven his past.
“The truth will set you free,” he said.
But the man who had killed Kocian said in a 2014 interview that he would continue to pursue justice for his wife.
“I have nothing against her, but I would not have her murdered if I did not know her,” he told the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
“If she has been killed, I have forgiven her.
If I have no right to forgive, I would have never done it.”2.
What led to the woman’s claims of being a member?
In August 2013, two months after Kocs arrest, Mustafa and his sister were staying at a hotel in the city of Adana when they heard a knock on the door.
They quickly opened the door to find a man wearing a mask and carrying a gun, according to a police report.
He asked the two women for their names and told them to leave the room, but they refused.
He then forced his way into the house and began beating the two of them.
When he found the two older women and tried to flee, the man grabbed both of them by their heads and held them at gunpoint.
“He then grabbed my sister and pushed her back, and he punched her repeatedly, knocking her unconscious,” the police said.
When Mustafa was able get his sister to a hospital, she told the police that she had been raped, but she said the man had not forced her to do so.
The police report did not include a description of the man, though it did state that he was in his early 20s and that his name was Mustafa.
In 2015, the court found Mustafa guilty of the rape and sentenced him to 15 years in jail.
Koca was found not guilty of rape, and a trial was postponed for the first part of that year due to the man’s deteriorating health.
Three years later, a retrial was held, and Koca received a life sentence.
But in 2018, the judge overturned the conviction and found that the police had failed to prove that Mustafa had raped Koca.
In 2019, the woman who claimed to have been at the monastery when the man raped her told the court that she was never raped by Mustafa, and that the man was not a member.
“When I heard about the rape, I cried for weeks,” she told Anadospress.
“There were so many things I didn’t believe and I was convinced.
But after that, everything came to light and I realized that I was wrong.”3.
What did the woman claim to have seen?
The woman, named Fotuk Koci, said in her statement that she “saw him beating my sister with a belt and throwing her body on the ground.”
She said that she told Mustafa not to hit her and to stay away from her, because she was “very scared” and worried