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Turkish player confesses to killing his son “because I didn’t want him”

Cevher Toktas, a footballer from Bursa Yildirim, from the amateur league in Turkey, said he killed his five-year-old son for “not loving him”.

On April 23, a five-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with a high fever and more symptoms related to covid-19 and, a few hours later, he died, allegedly due to respiratory complications aggravated by the new coronavirus. But, 11 days after death, it was discovered that the cause of the child’s death is not related to health problems. It was a homicide committed by his own father.

Cevher Toktas, footballer from Bursa Yildirim, from the amateur championship, confessed the crime this Tuesday, leaving Turkey and the world in shock. “I have never loved my youngest son since birth. I don’t know why. The only reason I killed him was because I didn’t want him. I don’t have any mental problems,” he told authorities in a statement quoted by the Daily Sabah newspaper , even confessing that she choked the child.

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