Crazed Bulent Sessacar admits killing Beddington supermarket worker wife Rebecca in Croydon

Bulent Sessacar with Rebecca Sessacar on their wedding day

Bulent Sessacar with Rebecca Sessacar on their wedding day

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A man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife after stabbing her dozens of times at their home - just days after police released him on bail for assaulting her.

Bulent Sessacar was originally charged with the murder of Rebecca Sessacar, 25, at their home in Duppas Hill Terrace, Croydon.

But Mr Sessacar, who has psychological problems, this morning gave a plea of guilty for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mrs Sessacar, a trainee teaching assistant who also worked at Asda in Beddington, was stabbed to death on December 20, 2012.

She was stabbed dozens of times. The Old Bailey heard today she had 58 wounds.

Two days before the killing Sessacar, then aged 28, had been held by police on suspicion of assaulting her.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission was orders has been looking at the circumstances around Mrs Sessacar’s death.

It has been looking at the MPS’ response, actions and decisions relating to police contact with the family.

The IPCC have also looking at the response of the MPS in relation to calls made by neighbours on December 20 and any previous contact with the family.

Speaking at the time of the killing Sandra Ward, the mother of Rebecca Sessacar, said her daughter always looked on the bright side of life.

She said: "Rebecca was a dedicated wife and mother. She was always happy and outgoing. She was a lively girl. She would never like to hear people grumble."

 

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