Turkish man sentenced over Irish women's deaths

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Associated Press

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 10:36 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish news agency says a man has been convicted of murdering two women from Northern Ireland and sentenced to life in prison.

But the Dogan agency reported the court acquitted the man's father Wednesday, saying there was insufficient evidence he was involved in the stabbings of Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore. The women were found dead at a forest near the Kusadasi resort in August 2011.

Recep Cetin had confessed to killing the women — his girlfriend's mother and her friend — but the older man had denied any role in their deaths.

The younger man said he had killed the two after Graham refused to let him marry her daughter.

The women, from County Down in Northern Ireland, were on holiday in Kusadasi, where Graham owned property.

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