- Smirking Ensar Gol, 22, repeatedly stabbed his wife of six months as she lay sleeping in their marital bed
- He then turned the knife on her mother Julie Sahin as she desperately tried to pull him away from her daughter
- Arrested after carrying his three-year-old daughter through the streets with the murder weapon still in his hand
- He had earlier bragged on Facebook: ‘All the English papers will talk of me tomorrow. The crazy wolf Kurdish Turk who covered London in blood’
- Couple had met in the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum in 2007
PUBLISHED: 13:51 EST, 31 May 2012 | UPDATED: 14:07 EST, 31 May 2012
A Turkish man, who knifed to death his new bride and mother-in-law in a prolonged and vicious attack, grinned in court today as he was told he would serve a life sentence for their murders.
Smirking Ensar Gol, 22, repeatedly stabbed Michala, his wife of six months, as she lay sleeping in their bed in Thame, Oxfordshire, because he was unhappy in the marriage.
Michala’s mother Julie Sahin, who was watching television downstairs with a friend, rushed up to find Gol perched over her daughter repeatedly plunging the knife into her neck.
As she tried to pull Gol away, she slipped to the floor where she was set upon in a frenzied attack. A post-mortem examination revealed the two women had been stabbed around 70 times.
After murdering the two women Gol scooped up his three-year-old daughter and carried her through the streets, the kitchen knife still in his hand and his jeans splattered with the blood.
A jury sitting at Oxford Crown Court heard how he had been unhappy in his marriage, feeling forced to wed Michala in March 2011.
They had two children together after meeting in the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum in 2007.
Bearded Gol smiled and nodded as the jury gave their unanimous guilty verdict for the killing of Michala on September 4 last year.
As the public gallery cheered the verdict, Gol, dressed in a black v-neck tee-shirt, stood still and stoney faced as he was also convicted of the murder of Julie Sahin and the attempted murder of her friend Casey Wilson.
High Court Judge Mr Justice Supperstone said he would adjourn Gol’s sentencing until the following day although it was agreed by both prosecution and defence that he would serve at least 30 years.