Turkish man allegedly pushes pregnant wife off cliff after taking selfies

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Semra Aysal, together with her husband Hakan Aysal. (Newsflash)

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Semra Aysal seen with her husband Hakan Aysal just before her death in 2018.

A Turkish man killed his pregnant wife by throwing her off a cliff after posing for selfies and then tried to cash in on her life insurance, prosecutors allege.

Hakan Aysal was arrested for murdering his 32-year-old wife, Semra Aysal, and their unborn baby during a vacation in Butterfly Valley in Mugla, Turkey, in June 2018, the Sun reported.

Aysal, 40, allegedly shoved his wife — who was seven months pregnant — off the cliff after they took pictures. She fell 1,000 feet and died instantly, according to the outlet.

After Semra’s death, the husband tried to collect on a life insurance policy he took out for her worth 400,000 Turkish lira, or about $57,000. But he was denied due to a police investigation.

Prosecutors charge the murder wasn’t an “accident” and was premeditated because he wanted her money.

A court has ruled that Aysal be remanded in custody for premeditated murder.

The place where the incident happened. (Newsflash)

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The cliff where Semra Aysal was allegedly pushed to her death by her husband.

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Semra’s brother, Naim Yolcu, said his brother-in-law didn’t appear to show any emotion after his sister died.

“When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to get the body, Hakan was sitting in the car,” recalled Yoluc during a video interview in court.

“My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan did not even appear sad.”

Source: https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/turkish-man-allegedly-pushes-pregnant-wife-off-cliff-after-taking-selfies/

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