Melbourne man accused of murdering his wife by drowning her in the bath told police ‘they had a suicide pact’ – but her psychiatrist disagrees

  • Melbourne man accused of killing his partner claimed they had a suicide pact
  • Murat Davsanoglu was been charged of killing?34-year-old Ozlem Karakoc in July
  • Mr?Davsanoglu claims drowning was a pact but victim's psychiatrist disagrees

Murat Davsanoglu, 42, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link charged with murdering 34-year-old Ozlem Karakoc in July

Murat Davsanoglu, 42, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link charged with murdering 34-year-old Ozlem Karakoc in July

A Melbourne man accused of killing his partner by drowning her in the bath told police the pair had a suicide pact, but the woman's psychiatrist has given conflicting evidence.

Murat Davsanoglu, 42, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link charged with murdering 34-year-old Ozlem Karakoc in July.

A psychiatrist who was treating Ms Karakoc before her death says she was not suicidal, which Davsanoglu's defence lawyer said was 'in stark contrast to the number of messages between the accused and the deceased'.

Davsanoglu had initially told investigators the two had a suicide pact, and he attended Ms Karakoc's home at Dandenong, where the two got into the bath together.

It is alleged Davsanoglu used his full body weight to drown Ms Karakoc as she struggled against him at that home in Melbourne's south-east.

After her death, Davsanoglu put Ms Karakoc's body in the boot of his Ford Falcon and drove toward regional Mildura, where he planned to dump her body, it is further alleged.

However, he instead returned to Melbourne and is accused of placing her, wrapped in a blanket, in an empty garage at a home in suburban Lalor, in Melbourne's north.

A psychiatrist who was treating Ms Karakoc before her death says she was not suicidal, which Davsanoglu's defence lawyer said was 'in stark contrast to the number of messages between the accused and the deceased'

A psychiatrist who was treating Ms Karakoc before her death says she was not suicidal, which Davsanoglu's defence lawyer said was 'in stark contrast to the number of messages between the accused and the deceased'

The dead woman's cousin Seren Ozerkan has promised to look after her daughter

The dead woman's cousin Seren Ozerkan has promised to look after her daughter

The dead woman's cousin Seren Ozerkan has promised to look after her daughter.

'Words can't explain how much I miss you, you always left your shoulder for me to cry on whenever I had problems,' she wrote on Facebook.

'I promise I'll always be by your beautiful daughter's side. I will always stand up and support her just like you. I feel so lost, I feel so speechless.'

Another cousin, Sinem Ozerkan, said she would look after Ms Karakoc's young daughter.

'You left us too soon, you left your little angel Sevim. Don't worry... we will take care of your daughter, we will look after her.. I promise.. Fly high my angel,' she wrote.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.?

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