Footage has emerged showing the horrifying moment a father-to-be took his heavily-pregnant wife out onto a cliff edge before allegedly pushing her to her death.
Hakan Aysal, 40, was arrested for the murder of his wife Semra Aysal, 32, and their unborn baby while they were on holiday in Butterfly Valley in the city of Mugla, Turkey.
Aysal allegedly pushed his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, off the cliff where she and the baby were killed instantly in June 2018.
The couple had been taking pictures together on the cliff, and prosecutors say the ‘accident’ was in fact murder carried out by Aysal so that he could cash in on the insurance he took out shortly before Semra’s death.
Video has since been released showing the couple walking along a dangerously steep cliff face.
In the clip, Aysal holds his wife’s hand as they climb over rocks to get a better view towards the Aegean Sea hundreds of feet below.
Minutes later it is claimed he pushed her off the cliff.
The tourist who filmed the clip claimed he had seen Aysal acting strangely.
In the indictment prepared for the crime of ‘deliberate murder’ against the husband, it states that he ‘planned the murder of his wife by first taking out a personal accident insurance on her behalf with a guarantee of 400,000 Turkish Lira (£40,865) and where the only beneficiary was himself’.
Prosecutors claimed that the only reason they sat on top of the cliff for three hours was so that he could make sure no one was around.
They allege that as soon as Aysal realised they were alone, he deliberately killed her by pushing her off the cliff.
The indictment also noted that Aysal had claimed the insurance payment a short while later, but it was declined when news of the investigation was unveiled.
The Fethiye High Criminal Court has ruled that he be remanded in custody for premeditated murder.