Turkish father stabs former business partner and his family to death
Two families stand smiling around a birthday cake in a touching photograph – but now one of the fathers is accused of murdering the happy couple and child on the other side of the table.
Mehmet Serif Boga, 29, a married father of two, allegedly murdered his ex-business partner Ilkay Tokkal, 42, his wife Emel Tokkal, 41, and their four-year-old son, Ali Doruk at their apartment in Eskisehir, Turkey, on February 15.
Forensic evidence reportedly placed Boga, 29, at the scene of the crime, leading to his arrest.
Bloody socks and shoes matching DNA samples taken from the crime scene were found at Boga’s house, officials said.
The Tokkal (left) and Boga (right) families together at a birthday party. Mehmet Serif Boga (second right) is accused of murdering his former business partner, along with his wife and son
Mehmet Serif Boga (right) is accused of stabbing Ilkay Tokkal his four-year-old son Ali Doruk (left) to death on February 15
CCTV footage allegedly showed Boga going to the family’s apartment on the night of the crime wearing work gloves and boots.
He was also said to be sporting a hoodie and face mask to try to obscure his identity.
According to the authorities, he had dinner with the family and spent a total of 73 minutes at the flat before leaving.
He was reportedly wearing Ilkay’s clothes while carrying his own bloodied clothes in a bag when he left the property.