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Izmir murders updates. Shannon Graham at mother’s funeral.


Turkey murders story. Shannon Graham’s first interview.

 

Two women from Northern Ireland murdered near Izmir, Turkey.

 

Izmir murders. Turkish waiter, Recep Cetin appears in court.

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Turkey murders latest news. Recep Cetin charged with stabbing to death his girlfriend’s mother.

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Izmir murders latest updates.

 

Shannon Graham, the 15-year-old girl, whose Turkish boyfriend is the prime suspect in her mother’s murder, attended Marion Graham’s funeral service in Northern Ireland this morning.

 

Marion Graham and her best friend Kathy Dinsmore, both 53, were stabbed to death in a forest near city of Izmir, 75 miles north of the Turkish holiday resort of Kusadasi last Thursday.

Marion Graham’s funeral service took place this morning at St Mary’s Chapel in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Sad Shannon Graham, victim’s daughter, worn a ring on the third finger of her left hand, but it was unclear whether is an engagement ring.

Turkish waiter, Shannon Graham‘s boyfriend Recep Cetin, originally thought to be 17, but who may be older, is the main suspect in the Izmir double murder.

Shannon Graham (center) attended mother's funeral service in Northern Ireland this morning

Shannon Graham (center) attended mother's funeral service in Northern Ireland this morning

 

[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]Recep Cetin allegedly killed the women after being refused permission to marry Shannon Graham.

 

There were hundreds attending the Marion Graham’s funeral service at St Mary’s Chapel in Newry. Marion Graham funeral service was timed to allow mourners to travel to Kathy Dinsmore’s funeral in the nearby town of Warrenpoint.

Sad Shannon Graham attending mother's funeral at St Mary's Chapel in Newry.

Sad Shannon Graham attending mother's funeral at St Mary's Chapel in Newry.

Father John Byrne told the mourners in Newry:

“Both families are united in their grief and it is natural that they have so many questions but so few answers.

Losing someone so close as a mother and a dear friend has caused numbness and confusion.”

Father described Marion Graham, who had five children, as “a loving mother and great friend”.

“She lived her life to the full and enjoyed the company of friends and neighbours,” he said.

“Marion was still young and had much more to give in life but any plans and expectations for the future have been cruelly cut short and it will take time for her loved ones to come to terms with this life-shattering episode.”

 

Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore bodies were flown to Dublin on Wednesday and Shannon Graham was among those who accompanied the coffins on their way home.

 

Canon John Kearney of St Peter’s Church from Warrenpoint, said during Kathy Dinsmore’s funeral service:

“For so many people in this church today, the death of Kathy has turned their world upside down.

We are shocked as individuals and we are visibly shaken as a community when we learned about the unexpected and tragic death of Kathy who was born and reared here in Warrenpoint and was known by so many.

We do not want to believe or accept that a person who was known so well and loved so much is now dead.

In a sense we are paralyzed. We are suspended in disbelief.

Today there is a huge emptiness in our hearts because Kathy has been taken away from us in this way.”

Some regional politicians attended the both victims’ funerals.

Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore were very close friends and were on an extended stay in Turkey when the stabbings took place.

Recep Cetin is the prime suspect in Shannon  Graham's mother murder.

Recep Cetin is the prime suspect in Shannon Graham's mother murder.

Recep Cetin, the chief suspect in women’s murder may be held in prison until the end of Ramadan after a prosecutor was appointed to oversee charges.

Recep Cetin, whose true age is not known, will be held in custody for at least another week as the Islamic holy month ends on August 30.

The Turkish waiter, who has eventually confessed to killing the two women in a forest near Izmir, earlier tried to cover up their murders by claiming they had been attacked by a gang of men.

Recep Cetin is alleged to have driven Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore to the woodland area of Buca, near Izmir, and killed them. Marion Graham was stabbed in her heart and Cathy Dinsmore had her throat cut.

Reports claim Recep Cetin told police he had pleaded with Marion Graham one last time in the woods to let Shannon Graham stay in Kusadasi and marry him.

But Marion refused, claiming Shannon Graham was too young, and was supported by her friend Kathy.