Man electrocutes wife for giving birth to girl

A man in southeastern Turkey has received an aggravated life sentence after electrocuting and killing his wife after she gave birth to a second girl, rather than a boy.

Veysi Turan, a 29-year-old waiter in Diyarbakır, killed his wife by attaching bare cables to her feet while she was asleep in January 2014, according to Anadolu Agency.

Mübarek Turan, 33, had given birth to the couple’s second daughter a day before her death, infuriating her husband who wanted a baby boy.

Turan had planned the murder beforehand, buying insulation gloves and electrical equipment for the crime, according to the indictment.

The Diyarbakır 2nd Heavy Penal Court handed Veysi Turan an aggravated life sentence on Jan. 21.


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