Last week we posted about a murder in the German city of Kiel in which a Turkish husband apparently butchered his wife in halal fashion.
Kiel: Mother of Three stabbed to Death in Front of Kindergarten; Perpetrator in Pre-Trial Detention
March 15, 2017
The victim bled to death on the open street. Her 40-year-old husband was arrested near the crime scene.
Once again a man has killed his wife on the open street. The bloody deed is shocking and deeply saddening. The five-year-old son apparently had to watch as his mother’s throat was cut.
The crime scene in the district of Kiel Neumühlen-Dietrichsdorf is cordoned off with barrier tape. Investigators in white overalls are securing traces. Then the corpse is being taken to forensics. Dilek V. (34), mother of three, bled to death on the sidewalk. She was already dead when police and rescuers arrived, alerted by an eyewitness.
On Thursday forensics began the postmortem of the corpse. Chief Prosecutor Axel Bieler says the woman was killed with a kitchen knife. This was the result of the preliminary autopsy. The final result is expected within the next few days, Bieler announces. The 40-year-old suspect was brought before the investigative judge. The committing magistrate issued a warrant for manslaughter, following the proposal of the State Prosecutor Kiel. “The investigations are still ongoing”, Bieler explains. The man has not yet made a statement on the allegations.
[photo caption: a group of possible relatives gather at the crime scene; police is looking after them. Photo: rtn ]
Dilek V. had been walking her youngest son to the kindergarten “Am Wasserturm” as usual; she lived only five minutes away. At that point, her husband Aytekin A. (40) trapped her. “The investigators for the Kiel Homicide Division assume a marital quarrel between the spouses, who lived separately,” the police spokesman Finn-Ole Henning says. According to information obtained by shz.de, this was about child custody.
Aytekin A. was arrested at a supermarket not far from the crime scene. The victim married her husband when she was 17 years old, and had three children by him, two sons (5 and 15) and a daughter (10).
[photo caption: firefighters clean the crime scene after the knife attack in the district of Kiel Neumühlen-Dietrichsdorf. Photo: dpa ]
Last summer Dilek V. ended the relationship. A girlfriend (42) explains: “She decided to do so after a holiday in Turkey, where he brutally beat her up and took away the passports from her and the children and flew back to Germany alone. “ The mother moved out with her children, and a few days ago a court decided to grant her sole custody. “Aytekin could not take it”, the friend believes. “He was telling everyone that he was not allowed to see the children anymore. But that was not true, there was a visitation ruling, and Dilek always told the children: ‘He remains your dad’. She was a kind-hearted woman, an angel.”
Eyewitnesses report the terrible screams of the victim, whose throat was allegedly cut through with a knife. The investigators are silent concerning the victim’s injuries.
[photo caption: Forensics at the crime scene. The bloody deed was done near the municipal kindergarten Am Wasserturm. Photo: rtn]
On Wednesday a number of friends gathered at the crime scene. Many women were crying; one of the men said to a policeman: “We told you something like this would happen — why didn’t you protect her?” Aytekin A. was allegedly violent even after the breakup. The State Prosecutor could not confirm relevant incidents, and investigators also have no knowledge of mental illness, which is being mentioned by people who know the suspect.
The three children are now in the custody of the Kiel Youth Welfare Office. Head Marion Muerköster: “They are being taken care of psychologically, and have been placed together in a foster family.” The case brings back sad memories of the death of Delali A. (38). The woman was set on fire on December 7 on the sidewalk in the Kronshagen district near Kiel by her husband, after they both had taken their children, two boys, to school and daycare. She died.
Tragic: it seems the five-year-old son of Dilek V. witnessed the crime, and then ran into his kindergarten in desperation. The mother (44) of another kindergarten child tells us: “He was standing in the hallway crying and said: ‘Dad beat Mom’. I hugged him, comforted him and promised: ‘Don’t worry, I will bring your mom here.’ I did not know she was dead. I could not keep my promise.”