Brit tourist, 28, ‘stabbed her 26-year-old wife 41 TIMES with a screwdriver in Turkish hotel room

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A British tourist has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his wife to death with a screwdriver in their Turkish hotel room following a row.

The 26-year-old woman was found dead at around 12:30pm local time on Tuesday, allegedly at the Ulubat Castle Hotel in Istanbul’s Fatih Mevlanakapı District.

The murder incident

Hotel staff reported hearing ‘sounds’ coming from a room and found the victim ‘lying in a pool of blood’.

Medical teams arrived later and pronounced her dead.

The woman was discovered with lacerations on her throat and across her body, examiners concluding she had been killed with a screwdriver.

Police investigation

Turkish police launched an investigation and promptly found her husband, 28, reportedly wearing a bloodied white T-shirt after trying to taking a taxi away from the scene.

Where he hid the evidence

The suspect allegedly confessed to the murder and said that he threw the screwdriver into the toilet in the hotel room.

According to Turkish media, the suspect was ‘sent to prison by the court on charges of intentional murder against his wife’.

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Upon his arrest, the suspect was interrogated at the Homicide Bureau.

Why he stabbed her

He claimed that the victim gave him drugs on the day of the attack, leading to a row, according to Turkish media.

The couple argued, he allegedly said, before he repeatedly stabbed his partner with the screwdriver, killing her.

His further admissions

In a statement to the police, he said he was using medication due to ‘psychological disorders’.

He allegedly admitted to fleeing the scene after hiding the evidence.

How he was caught

Police managed to catch the suspect by contacting the taxi driver and asking them to go to the nearest police station or police enforcement point.

The suspect was seen being led away from the Istanbul Police Department after his arrest, pictured in Turkish media in handcuffs and with his head held down.

CCTV footage also purported to show the suspect leaving the hotel alone in the same outfit.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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