Mother Accused of Attempted Murder Faces Court

Woman arrested for attempting to murder her son aged 9

A woman accused of attempting to strangle her 9-year-old son, an incident that sparked outrage in Nicosia, was brought before the court yesterday.

In court, police officer Emrah Turgal presented evidence related to the case. Turgal stated that the suspect, N.Y. (41), faces charges of “Attempted Premeditated Murder, Serious Assault, and Assault“.

Bathrobe Belt Discovered

According to the police, on June 9, 2024, around 3 pm in the Marmara region of Nicosia, the suspect, reportedly suffering from psychological distress, planned the attack. She attempted to strangle her 9-year-old son, A.Y., using a 150 cm long bathrobe belt taken from a hotel in Kyrenia where she had stayed the previous day.

The police informed the court that the child was transported to the A&E department at Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital in Nicosia by a 112 emergency service ambulance.

During the investigation at the scene, the police found suspicious stains, a carpet with similar stains, and the bathrobe belt used by the suspect. All these items were seized as evidence.

The police also noted that the suspect was arrested on the same day under a detention order. She voluntarily gave a statement, which needs to be verified and corroborated.

Young Boy Discharged from Hospital

The police reported that the child was discharged after being examined in the emergency department on the same day. They also mentioned that the investigation is still in its early stages.

Suspect to Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

Officer Turgal explained that further statements need to be collected and that it’s crucial to determine if the suspect was criminally responsible at the time of the crime. For this purpose, the suspect should undergo a medical evaluation at Barış Mental and Neurological Diseases Hospital. He requested that the suspect be detained by the police for three days to ensure the investigation’s integrity.

Judge Zehra Yalkut Bilgeç, after reviewing the testimony, ordered that the suspect N.Y. be detained by the police for three days to facilitate the investigation.

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