Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wife offered undercover policeman £5,000 to kill her husband and make it look like an ISIS execution

  • Nurten Taycur, 28, wanted her Uber driver husband Ercan Akan murdered
  • Asked officer known only as 'John' to stab him and then slash his throat
  • Then wanted letters 'ISIS' daubed on his cab to disguise motive for murder
  • Arrested after handing over £1,000 and pleaded guilty at Old Bailey today 
A woman has pleaded guilty to offering a policeman £5,000 to kill her husband and make it look like an ISIS execution.

Nurten Taycur, 28, admitted telling an undercover police officer known only as 'John' that she wanted Uber driver Ercan Akan stabbed to death and his throat slashed.

The letters 'ISIS' were then to be daubed on his cab in a bid to disguise the motive for the killing.

She gave the bogus hitman the password to her husband's 'Find My iPhone' app to help him locate the victim and also supplied him with a photo and the car registration number.

Taycur, who like her husband is of Turkish-Kurd origin, was arrested after handing over £1,000 with the promise of another £4,000 as final payment.

Her discussions with the undercover officer included a request that her husband should not be shot.

She also rejected suggestions that his corpse should be disposed of or fed to animals because she needed a body to grieve over.

Taycur approved one plan of making the killing look like a stabbing during a botched robbery while her husband was working.

She then settling on having his throat slashed and ISIS daubed on his car.

Taycur appeared at the Old Bailey by video link from prison to plead guilty to soliciting to murder Mr Akan between 10 and 12 December 2015.

Judge Peter Rook QC told her: 'You have pleaded guilty to the serious offence of soliciting murder and you know it is a serious offence.

'You know that in the circumstances a significant prison sentence is virtually inevitable.
'I need to know much more about you and this offence so you will be sentenced at the end of next month.

'Although a significant prison sentence is inevitable obviously I will take into account you have entered a plea at this stage.'

The judge ordered a psychiatric report and a pre-sentence report from the Probation Service.

Taycur, from Hackney, east London, was remanded in custody until sentencing next month.
She had been due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in May.

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