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Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Accused Of Killing S.I. Mom In Istanbul To Get Mental Health Evaluation

In his first testimony in court, Ziya Tasali, 46, admitted killing Sarai Sierra but denied accusations that he had sexually assaulted her, the private Dogan news agency reported.

09/03/2013

Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Turkish Prosecutor Seeks Life Term For Sarai Sierra Murder Suspect

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was found dead on Feb. 2, nearly two weeks after she was reported missing during a solo vacation in the city. The suspect, identified as Ziya Tasali, was on the run for more than a month, before being nabbed.

07/02/2013

Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Suspect In Staten Island Woman’s Death Charged With Murder

The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Ziya Tasali, was caught Sunday near the Turkey-Syria border after being on the run for more than a month, mostly while hiding in Syria, officials said.

03/18/2013

Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Official: Turkish Man Detained In Death Of Staten Island Mother

Gov. Celalettin Lekesiz says Sunday police caught the suspect – identified only as Ziya T. – in Hatay province, near Turkey’s border with Syria.

03/17/2013

Turkish state media said this man, identified as Ziya Tasali, has been charged with Sarai Sierra's murder. (credit: CBS 2)

Police Identify Suspect In Death Of Staten Island Mom Killed In Turkey

Police are looking for the man, identified only as Ziya T., in a southern Turkish province where they believe he has family.

02/22/2013

Sarai Sierra

Surveillance Photos Released Of S.I. Murder Victim In Turkey

For the first time, photos have been released of murdered Staten Island photographer Sarai Sierra – from the very same day she disappeared in Turkey.

02/17/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To S.I. Mother Killed In Turkey

Sarai Sierra was found beaten to death in Istanbul 12 days after she went missing. Police said Sierra had suffered a fatal blow to the head. She also had been stabbed.

02/15/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Wake Held For Staten Island Woman Found Murdered In Turkey

Sarai Sierra’s body was flown back last week. The 33-year-old mother of two was found beaten to death in Istanbul 12 days after she went missing.

02/14/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Body Of Staten Island Mom Killed In Turkey On Its Way Back To U.S.

Sarai Sierra traveled to Istanbul alone on Jan. 7 to explore her photography hobby. The 33-year-old mother of two was found dead 12 days after she went missing.

02/07/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Parents Of Staten Island Woman Found Dead In Turkey Speak Out

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing Jan. 21 while on a solo vacation in Istanbul. Her body was found 12 days later, near the remnants of some ancient city walls.

02/04/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Blow To The Head Blamed For Staten Island Woman’s Death In Turkey

A fatal blow to the head was the cause of death for a Staten Island woman who had only wanted to make a journey to Istanbul, Turkey, to take photographs.

02/03/2013

Police lights (credit: clipart.com)

Cops: Man In Police-Involved Shooting Has Lengthy Rap Sheet

The shooting happened after police were called to Castleton Avenue and Treadwell Avenue in Port Richmond around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, police said. Police said a man in his 20s pointed a gun at responding officers.

02/03/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Sierra family handout)

Missing Staten Island Woman Found Dead In Istanbul; Police Detain 11

A missing Staten Island woman has been found dead in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a Turkish news agency.

02/02/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout)

Official: Police Detain Man In Turkey Over Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul. She was last heard from on Jan. 21,
the day she was due back home.

02/01/2013

Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Turkish Police Examine Video In Search For Missing Staten Island Woman

Sarai Sierra, a 33-year old mother of two, who was vacationing alone in Istanbul, has been missing since Jan. 21, when she was due to board her flight back home.

01/31/2013

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