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Last moments before Turkish man ‘pushes pregnant woman from cliff to death’

Footage has surfaced showing the gruesome moment when an expectant father took his heavily pregnant wife up a cliff before allegedly pushing her to death.

Hakan Aysal, 40, was arrested for the murder of his wife Semra Aysal, 32, and their unborn baby while on vacation in Butterfly Valley in the town of Mugla, Turkey.

Aysal is said to have pushed his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, off the cliff where she and the baby died instantly in June 2018.

The couple had taken photos together on the cliff and prosecutors say the ‘accident’ was in fact a murder committed by Aysal so that he could cash in on the insurance he took out shortly before Semra’s death.

A video has since been released showing the couple walking along a dangerously sheer cliff face.

Hakan Aysal, 40, posed with his heavily pregnant wife Semra Aysal, 32, for a romantic photo at the top of a cliff right before throwing her to her death so he could claim life insurance money

Hakan Aysal, 40, posed with his heavily pregnant wife Semra Aysal, 32, for a romantic photo at the top of a cliff right before throwing her to her death so he could claim life insurance money

In the clip, Aysal holds his wife’s hand as they climb over rocks to get a better view of the Aegean Sea hundreds of meters below.

Minutes later, it is alleged that he pushed her off the cliff.

The tourist who filmed the clip claimed he saw Aysal acting strangely.

The charge prepared for the crime of ‘willful murder’ against the husband states that he had ‘planned the murder of his wife by first taking out personal accident insurance on her behalf with a guarantee of 400,000 Turkish Lira (£ 40,865) and of which he himself was the only beneficiary ‘.

Prosecutors claimed the only reason they were on the cliff for three hours was that he could make sure no one was around.

Aysal, 40, was arrested for the murder of Semra (pictured just before her death) and their unborn baby while on vacation in Butterfly Valley in the town of Mugla, Turkey.

Aysal, 40, was arrested for the murder of Semra (pictured just before her death) and their unborn baby while on vacation in Butterfly Valley in the town of Mugla, Turkey.

Aysal, 40, was arrested for the murder of Semra (pictured just before her death) and their unborn baby while on vacation in Butterfly Valley in the town of Mugla, Turkey.

Aysal is said to have pushed his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, off the cliff where she and the baby died instantly in June 2018.

Aysal is said to have pushed his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, off the cliff where she and the baby died instantly in June 2018.

Aysal is said to have pushed his wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, off the cliff where she and the baby died instantly in June 2018.

They claim that once Aysal realized they were alone, he deliberately killed her by pushing her off the cliff.

The indictment also noted that Aysal had claimed insurance benefits a short time later, but it was rejected when news of the investigation was revealed.

The Fethiye High Criminal Court has ruled that he is being held in custody for first degree murder.

In a video interview, the court heard the victim’s brother Naim Yolcu say, “ When we went to the Forensic Medicine Institute to collect the body, Hakan was in the car. My family and I were destroyed, but Hakan didn’t even seem sad. ‘

In the clip, Aysal holds his wife's hand as they climb over rocks to get a better view of the Aegean Sea hundreds of meters below

In the clip, Aysal holds his wife's hand as they climb over rocks to get a better view of the Aegean Sea hundreds of meters below

In the clip, Aysal holds his wife’s hand as they climb over rocks to get a better view of the Aegean Sea hundreds of meters below

He added: “My sister was always against taking out loans. But when she died, we learned that Hakan had taken out three loans on behalf of my sister.

‘Semra was also afraid of heights, which extreme sport will she do if she is afraid of heights?’

When asked about the questionable insurance premiums, Aysal said, “I’ve been interested in extreme sports since 2014; parachute, bungee jumping, rafting. That’s why I had life insurance before I got married. ‘

Aysal was also asked about the personal accident insurance article that said he would be the heir should Semra die.

Prosecutors claimed the only reason they were on the cliff for three hours was that he could make sure no one was around. Pictured Aysal (left) with Semra (right)

Prosecutors claimed the only reason they were on the cliff for three hours was that he could make sure no one was around. Pictured Aysal (left) with Semra (right)

Prosecutors claimed the only reason they were on the cliff for three hours was that he could make sure no one was around. Pictured Aysal (left) with Semra (right)

Aysal said; ‘I haven’t looked much at the policy. The banker arranged the paperwork. I just took it to my wife to get it signed. I didn’t know there was such an article. ‘

He denies being responsible for her death, saying, “After taking a picture, my wife put the phone in her bag. Later she asked me to give her the phone.

I got up and heard my wife screaming behind me as I walked a few steps to get the phone out of her bag. When I turned around, she wasn’t there. I did not pressure my wife. ‘

The investigation continues.