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Ziya Tasali

Ziya Tasali (credit: CBS 2)

Turkish Man Gets Life Term For Staten Island Mother’s Death

A Turkish court has sentenced 47-year-old Ziya Tasali to life in prison for killing Sarai Sierra in Istanbul last year.

06/24/2014

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