Man charged with wife's murder after secret phone recording

A man has been charged with stabbing his wife to death after her smartphone recorded the alleged incident without his knowledge.

Osman T., 62, allegedly killed his wife Gulusan, 57, after a heated argument in the Limmer district in Hanover, Germany on June 8.

But he was not aware that the 57-year-old woman had started audio recording their dispute before Osman T. allegedly stabbed her with a kitchen knife.

Image shows police officers in front of the apartment of Gulusan T., 57, undated photo. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Osman T., 62, has been accused of murdering his wife Gulusan, 57, during a heated argument in Hanover. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

The couple met and got married in Turkey three years before the incident, local media reports.

Both were reportedly looking for a new beginning after having separated from their former partners.

But several years into the marriage Gulusan demanded a divorce after feeling suppressed by her husband's controlling personality, her family's lawyer Dogukan Isik said.

"She felt restricted and patronised by him, was dissatisfied with the relationship," he claimed.

Infuriated by her separation request, the 62-year-old man reportedly demanded the jewellery he once gave her as a gift back.

After Gulusan threatened she would take him to court, he allegedly took a kitchen knife and stabbed her over a dozen times.

Victim Gulusan T., 57, poses in undated photo. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
Gulusan and her husband married three years ago. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

He allegedly then went to the post office to drop off his wife's jewellery to secure it.

He alerted police to his wife's injuries later in the day.

Osman T. was arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly drunkenly attacking an officer at his doorstep when the police arrived on site.

Officers later found the smartphone in the kitchen which was still recording and seized it as evidence.

The Hannover public prosecutor has also charged Osman T. with murder and robbery.

The 62-year-old's trial is expected to start at the end of November.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues.


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