Father of Irish women's murderer charged
The father of a man suspected of murdering two Irish women last year in the province of Izmir has also been charged with their murder. Eyüp Çetin, father of 22-year-old murder suspect Recep Çetin, has been accused of participating in the killing of Elizabeth Graham and her friend Kathy Dinsmore (both 53), who authorities say the Çetin men allegedly murdered in the woods on the outskirts of the city of Izmir in August 2011.
The Anatolia news agency has quoted police as saying that the younger Recep Çetin had confessed to the murders of Graham and Dinsmore, but the elder Cetin, who was taken into custody several months ago, was not formally charged until Sunday.
In a statement to the press, Bariº Kaya, lawyer for the Graham and Dinsmore families, said that DNA evidence may place both Çetin men at the scene, stating: "DNA traces were found on a shoe belonging to one of the victims -- two distinct DNA profiles, of two people who are genetically related. … So, DNA confirms there were definitely two men at the crime scene."
The Çetin men allegedly murdered the two women after Recep Çetin offered the two women a tour of Izmir, while sending his girlfriend, Graham's daughter, on a boat tour. (...)