85-year-old stabs wife to death following social media spat


An 85-year-old man stabbed his wife 76-year-old wife of 50 years to death following an argument over his social media accounts in İstanbul, pro gov’t Sabah newspaper reported.

The incident between the couple, who live in Germany and were on vacation İstanbul, took place in the Yeniköy district of İstanbul on Tuesday, the daily said.

Bilal A., in his court testimony stated that he frequently argued with his wife Esma A. over his social media accounts, with Esma A. accusing him of talking to other women online.

Bilal A. stabbed his wife with a knife following a late-night argument, before slitting his own wrists, Sabah quoted police reports as indicating.