In the case regarding the murder of university student Pınar Gültekin by Cemal Metin Avcı in Muğla, Gültekin family’s lawyer Rezan Epözdemir objected to the decision of “rejection of the judge and the rejection of the withdrawal request by the court”.
In his petition to the Muğla 3rd High Criminal Court Presidency, Epözdemir claimed that some issues in the fourth hearing on April 26 cast doubt on the impartiality of the court board.
Defending that the accused insulted the deceased, his family and his parties during the hearing, Epözdemir claimed that the court committee did not even warn the defendant and tried to silence the painful family whose daughters were murdered.
In his petition, Epözdemir used the expressions “The court has made a refusal to reject our request for recourse from the interim decision without freely evaluating our request, almost as if the defendant is seeking unjust provocation defense, and we object to the rejection of this request. >
In the indictment accepted by the Muğla 3rd High Criminal Court, Cemal Metin Avcı was charged with “murder with a monstrous feeling or torment” and his brother Mertcan Avcı was charged with “destroying, hiding or changing the criminal evidence” He was asked to be sentenced to prison.
At the first hearing on November 9, 2020, which lasted about 10 hours, the court board asked the continuation of the detention of the defendants, a letter to the relevant 1st Forensic Medicine Specialization Board of the Istanbul Forensic Medicine Institute to determine the exact cause of death of Pınar Gültekin, and the crime scene. He decided to make an exploration at the scene by means of the examiner and expert and postponed the hearing to 4 January 2021. In the second hearing, Baba Sıddık Gültekin left the court and demanded the refusal of the judge, claiming that there was no fair trial in the court, and the hearing was adjourned to 15 February.
In the third hearing, the court decided to continue the detention of Cemal Metin Avcı and to release his brother Mertcan Avcı with a ban from abroad, and rejecting the request for re-discovery, the court committee said that one of the witnesses who could not be heard in this session did not have a place to listen because he would not add anything new to the file. postponed the hearing to April 26, deciding that a witness would be brought to the next session by force and awaiting a report from the Forensic Medicine Institute.
At the fourth hearing, the court decided to continue the detention of Cemal Metin Avcı, one of the defendants, to wait for the report coming from the Forensic Medicine Institute, to send the warrant about the android password to the General Directorate of Foreign Affairs and European Union of the Ministry of Justice and the hearing was held on July 12. had delayed.