Turkish football player,Cevher Toktas, 32 admitted to smothering his five-year-old son to death, saying he “didn’t love him.”
Cevher confessed to killing his own son at the hospital where he was been treated covid-19.
The Turkish star took his son Kasim to hospital on April 23 with a cough and a high fever, and both were quarantined as they were showing the usual signs of coronavirus.
Later in the day, Toktas called doctors into the boy’s room saying he was having trouble breathing. The child was rushed to intensive care, but died. It was ruled he had passed away as a result of Covid-19 and he was buried,
However, Toktas has now admitted he suffocated his own child to death with a pillow.
Read his statement:
‘I pressed a pillow on my son who was lying on his back. For 15 minutes, I pressed down on the pillow without lifting it up. My son was struggling during that time. After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow. Then I yelled for doctors to help, to draw any suspicions away from me.’
Asked why he killed his son Kasim, he allegedly told cops that the reason he killed Kasim was that he ‘didn’t love him’ and hadn’t ‘since he was born’.
The defender, who is said to have denied having any ‘mental issues’, was immediately arrested. He will be tried for ‘murdering a close relative’ and faces a life sentence if found guilty.
Kasim was buried in a makeshift grave after his death but authorities are planning to remove his corpse in order for an autopsy to take place as part of the ongoing investigation.