Turkish Man Gets Life Term For Staten Island Mother's DeathA Turkish court has sentenced 47-year-old Ziya Tasali to life in prison for killing Sarai Sierra in Istanbul last year.
Man Accused Of Killing S.I. Mom In Istanbul To Get Mental Health EvaluationIn 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.
Report: Turkish Prosecutor Seeks Life Term For Sarai Sierra Murder SuspectSarai 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.
Report: Suspect In Staten Island Woman's Death Charged With MurderThe 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.
Official: Turkish Man Detained In Death Of Staten Island MotherGov. Celalettin Lekesiz says Sunday police caught the suspect - identified only as Ziya T. - in Hatay province, near Turkey's border with Syria.
Police Identify Suspect In Death Of Staten Island Mom Killed In TurkeyPolice are looking for the man, identified only as Ziya T., in a southern Turkish province where they believe he has family.
Surveillance Photos Released Of S.I. Murder Victim In TurkeyFor the first time, photos have been released of murdered Staten Island photographer Sarai Sierra – from the very same day she disappeared in Turkey.
Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To S.I. Mother Killed In TurkeySarai 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.
Wake Held For Staten Island Woman Found Murdered In TurkeySarai 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.
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.
Parents Of Staten Island Woman Found Dead In Turkey Speak OutSarai 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.
Blow To The Head Blamed For Staten Island Woman's Death In TurkeyA 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.