Croydon man jailed for life after stabbing wife to death

Bulent Sessacar. Pic: Met Police

Bulent Sessacar. Pic: Met Police

A Croydon man has pleaded guilty and been jailed for life for the brutal stabbing and murder of his wife in December 2012.

Bulent Sessacar, 29, from Duppas Hill Terrace in Croydon, pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Rebecca Sessacar, on December 20 2012. According to the Metropolitan Police the couple was arguing earlier on the day of the murder, which eventually ended with Sessacar stabbing his wife 58 times with two kitchen knives in the home.

Officers and London Ambulance Service were called to their home address in Croydon after reports of a disturbance and, after forcing entry into the home, found Rebecca and pronounced her dead at the scene.

Sessacar was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

Sessacar pleaded guilty on the grounds of diminished responsibility, a plea that was accepted by the prosecution at the Old Bailey today. The plea gives the 29-year-old a sentenced for life with a minimum term of 10 years 8 months.

Detective Chief Inspector of the Met Police Russell Taylor said: “This is a tragic incident that has effectively left a young child without both her parents. Whilst Sessacar’s mental health issues were a factor in the attack, it is right that he should face the consequences.”

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