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Mom accused of killing her son 'fit to face trial'

A MOTHER accused of stabbing her seven-year-old son 31 times over two days before he died has been found psychologically fit to face justice.

Mom accused of killing her son 'fit to face trial'

Lefkoşa Assizes Court rejected claims by the lawyer representing Bilge Lord Kunduracı, 36, that she cannot be held responsible for the 2018 murder of little Ercan Kunduracı on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

While on remand in prison, Kunduracı’s behaviour– including an attempt to escape – had demonstrated that she was “mentally capable”, court president Fadıl Aksu said.

“Her phone calls from prison, in addition to the answers she gave to questions, have not convinced the court that she was incapable of understanding her situation or being responsible for her actions,” he said.

Mr Aksu also referred to hand-written letters that Kunduracı had sent from her prison cell which, he said, also demonstrated that she was fit to stand trial.

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