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Wife accused of hiring hitman for $1.8m to kill ex-footballer

Nadine Carroll
·2-min read

The wife of a former Turkish soccer star has reportedly been accused of plotting his murder to inherit his fortune.

It is alleged Yağmur Asik, 27, initially asked her lover, Erdi Sungur, to murder her 46-year-old husband, Emre Asik.

But when Sungur refused Yağmur turned to a professional assassin to take out her husband at a cost of 10 million Turkish liras (AU$1.8 million), Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Yağmur and Emre, who has played football for the Turkish National Team, have been married since 2012 and have three children together.

But Emre had begun the process of filing for a divorce after Yağmur’s alleged affair.

Yağmur Asik (left) and her husband, Emre Asik (right).
Yağmur Asik (left) is accused of hiring a hitman to murder her husband, Emre Asik (right). Source: Instagram

Sungur allegedly admitted to introducing Yağmur to the hitman after he said he couldn’t go through with the murder in details provided in documents from the public prosecutor’s office, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

“I had an affair with Yağmur. She was only thinking of inheriting the fortune after Emre Asik’s death. She asked me to kill him, but I refused,” Sungur reportedly said in his testimony to the prosecutors.

“Once she brought me a piece of meat. She wanted me to shoot the meat. I did attempt to shoot, but I squinted. ‘You can’t do it,’ she yelled angrily.”

Yağmur Asik (left) and Emre Asik (right) were in the middle of a divorce. They have three children.
It's alleged Yağmur (left) provided a hitman with a murder weapon and searched for a 'safe place' to bury the body of Emre (right). Source: Instagram

Sungur said he put Yağmur in touch with the hitman who had reportedly served jail time for three previous murders.

She provided the hitman with a murder weapon, and the pair also searched rural areas to find a “safe place” to bury Emre’s body once the murder was complete, according to the indictment.

At the last moment, the hitman confessed the murder plot to Emre.

Yagmur and Sungur are now in custody and are expected to be charged with attempted murder, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

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