THE callous lover of a teenage girl has been found guilty of murdering her mum and pal on a sunkissed holiday in Turkey two years ago.
However, Recep Cetin’s taxi driver father Eyup was found not guilty of murdering Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore.
The two women were attacked and and stabbed to death over 50 times and their bodies dumped in wood in an isolated part of the city of Izmir.
On Wednesday afternoon, following a lengthy court process, Recep Cetin was given a life sentence for both murders.
Recep Cetin, who is in his 20s, had admitted stabbing the victims but had denied murder.
Marion Graham, from Newry, and Cathy Dinsmore, from Warrenpoint, County Down, were in their early 50s.
Between them were stabbed over 50 times by Cetin.
The pair were good friends and were staying together in the resort town of Kusadasi.
At the time of the horrific murders, Recep Cetin was the boyfriend of Marion Graham’s teenage daughter Shannon.
He was later arrested and charged shortly after the women were killed.
Eyup Cetin was also charged with the murders, several months later.
Four judges have been hearing the case for months now without a jury.
Initially, Recep Cetin falsely claimed to be 17-years-old in an effort to be tried in the juvenile court, where sentences are lighter.
The trial was further delayed when he said he was psychiatrically ill. Medical examinations showed that he was lying.