Jury out in 'honour killing' murder trial
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Thursday 10 December 2009
Jurors trying three men accused of the "honour killing" of a 15-year-old girl retired today to consider their verdicts.
Tulay Goren is said to have been murdered by her father, Mehmet, and uncles, Ali and Cuma, in January 1999 because she fell in love with the wrong man.
Mehmet Goren, 49, of Navestock Crescent, Woodford Green, north east London, Cuma Goren, 42, of Evesham Avenue, Walthamstow, east London, and Ali Goren, 56, of Brettenham Road, Walthamstow, deny the charge.
All three defendants also deny an allegation of conspiracy to murder Tulay's boyfriend, Halil Unal.
The Old Bailey jury was sent out to begin its deliberations today, two months after the trial began.
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