Teacher murdered by ex-husband outside school

MERSIN: A man killed his ex-wife, a teacher at an elementary school, just as she was leaving her workplace with her son on Wednesday afternoon in Mersin.

The ex-husband, identified as Ismail ocalan, also a teacher at a private preparatory school, waited for his ex-wife Yasemin Cetiner outside the school at which she taught. In the afternoon Cetiner was leaving the school with her son when ocalan attacked her and slit her throat. The son attempted to attack his father, but the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle.

Residents of the neighborhood immediately called emergency services, and several police teams were dispatched to the scene. The victim was taken to Toros State Hospital, where she died. An autopsy has been scheduled for Cetiner.

ocalan confessed to the crime after being caught by police near Erdemli, a district of Mersin. The son has since been staying with other family members.