On January 26, 2021, VOIS Cyprus representatives were present at the Famagusta District Court when the murderers of Dede Kennedy were sentenced to 27 years, 17 years, 13 years and 9 years, respectively. The court session began at 13:00 and went into recess by 14:15 and reconvened at 16:00, after which the judge passed a sentencing of 27 years and 6 years and 1 year for Nidai Şanlı, 13 years and 4 years for Ozan Körkurt, 17 years and 4 years for Onur Körkurt, 13 years for Simge Dağdur, and 9 years for Zekeriya Kurucu.
DEFENDANT 1: 27 years imprisonment.
The court identified Defendant 1 as the ring leader. He was 30 years old and therefore enough understand life and its sanctity. The court emphasized that defendant 1's behavior in the murder was clearly cruel. He also enabled the other 4 defendant to be involved in the incident. He was the only defendant who knew the victim before the murder. He called and encouraged the other defendants to assault the victim and had also beaten the victim in the same place before. Violence appears to be a habit for defendant 1 who also fled to south cyprus (greek side) after the incident.
DEFENDANT 2: 13 years imprisonment.
He played an active role in assaulting the victim and was an active participant in the murder. He is a young person (18). Because of his age, he had not even completed his military service. He contributed to exposing the details of the murder with the voluntary statement he gave to the police.
DEFENDANT 3: 17 years imprisonment.
He played an active role in assaulting the victim. He was an active participant in the murder. He is a young person (21). Before the incident defendant 1 invited him to beat up a person (victim), to which he responded positively, and not only that, but also included his younger brother (defendant 2). He also fled to south cyprus (greek side) after the incident.
DEFENDANT 4: 13 years imprisonment.
Despite being a woman, She played an active role in assaulting the victim and used an electroshock device on the victims body. She was an active participant in the murder despite also being a young person (18). She also fled to south cyprus (greek side) after the incident.
DEFENDANT 5: 9 years imprisonment.
He did not assault the victim. For 30 minutes, 4 other defendants beat the victim while he watched from afar. The assault stopped with his "police is coming !!! someone is coming !!!" call. However, he helped the others get the victim from his home to be beaten and helped take the victim to the place where he died by car. Played an active role in the murder as a driver, although he did not physically beat the victim. He didnt try to flee.
GENERAL MITIGATING REASONS AND AGGRAVATING REASONS.
While the court imposed sentences on all of the defendants; it took into account the age of the defendants and took the young ones as a mitigating reason it took into account their regret as a mitigating reason it took into account the need to rehabilitate young people with light prison sentences as a mitigating reason it took into account the fact that the victim was murdered in pain as an aggravating reason it took into account the necessity of protecting public interest and public order as an aggravating reason it took into account the acts committed by the defendants violating the most important right protected by the constitution, freedom to life, as an aggravating reason it took into account that the defendants literally tortured the victim while killing the victim as an aggravating reason.
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