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Old 03-24-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They have arrested a man who has confessed to her killing. It's the homeless person they were looking for, a "paper collector" (this is a person who gets paper and other recyclables out of the trash and sells them). He said he was sniffing household chemicals and was high and when she passed by him taking pictures, he grabbed her and tried to kiss her. She fought back and hit him in the nose with her cell phone and he hit her with a rock. Then when he realized she was a foreigner and there was huge press coverage, he ran to Syria and supposedly joined the rebels fighting there or something. Story is weird, as it always has been, but this guy's DNA matches what was on her, so I guess they've got him.

This story raised a lot of questions that will likely never be answered, and gave rise to a lot of conjecture, but it does look in the end as if it was simply a random killing.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Sarai Sierra Update: Trial opens for alleged killer of NYC woman in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey - A court has ordered that a man accused of killing a New York City woman in Istanbul be placed under observation for a mental health evaluation.

Tasali's trial was adjourned until Nov. 21. Prosecutors are demanding a life sentence for Tasali on murder charges as well as 19 years in prison for sexual assault and theft.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Thx for the update. This case was very strange as to what she was doing there. Very strange.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Women shouldn't never travel alone. It is always better to bring a male along whether going to Turkey or driving. But in that case, better to let the man drive. For safety. We need to protect our women!

^satire
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Women shouldn't never travel alone. It is always better to bring a male along whether going to Turkey or driving. But in that case, better to let the man drive. For safety. We need to protect our women!

^satire
You joke but what if there is a tightly sealed jar that needs to be opened when she gets there?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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I just have two problems with this case ... the NY Times article states she filed bankruptcy in 2005 with thousands of dollars in credit card debt and don't you come out of that in 7 years? So apparently she was racking up new credit card debt.

My next question ... serious photography with a cell phone??? Hubby's cell phone takes pictures but nothing near the quality and options of my Nikon and Cannon. Even here on City Data in the Photography Forum the amateurs have some serious cameras they play with and have awesome results too.

It just seems strange to me.
In Chapter 7 bankruptcy it stays on your credit report for 10 years. Chapter 13 is for 7 years.
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