A man who posted chilling messages about killing his daughter on Facebook has been found guilty of her murder, and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Ramazan Acar, 24, posted ‘Bout 2 kill ma kid’ on the social networking site before murdering his two-year-old daughter Yazmina.
Acar was said to have been infuriated when he was banned from seeing his daughter after being convicted of assaulting her mother, Rachelle. Despite the order, Acar contacted Rachelle frequently, until she relented and allowed him contact with his child.
On November 17th 2010, Acar arrived at Rachelle’s house under the pretence of taking his daughter out to a nearby milk bar as a ‘treat’. As he had taken his daughter out before without incident, Rachelle allowed him to take their child.
When she phoned him to check on their daughter at 7pm, Acar asked; “How does it feel not to have your child when I didn’t have mine for three months?” He demanded she withdrew the order stopping him seeing his daughter, and when she refused, he responded; “Well I can’t do you any favours.”
15 minutes later, Rachelle phoned back to beg Acar to bring her child home, when Acar said; “Payback’s a bitch. Guess what baby, you’re not getting her back. I love your Rachelle, I loved you. Look what you’ve made me do. Now I have to decide whether to go 120km an hour head on with another car and kill both of us or take the knife and just put it through her throat.”
He then posted the message ‘Pay back u slut’ on Facebook, and took Yazmina to a housing estate, where he stabbed her with a 30cm knife, more then once. The coroner concluded that Yazmina had a long and painful death, as Acar had missed her vital organs.
He phoned Rachelle again, telling her; “I’ve killed her. She’s just lying next to me in her leggings and her top covered in blood, and her guts are hanging out. I killed her to get back at you. I don’t care. Even if I go behind bars, I know that you are suffering.”
Police arrested him 10 minutes later, and Acar showed them where he had committed the crime, and also where he had concealed the weapon. He admitted being ’embarrassed’ to use ‘such a large knife on such a small child’, according to the Daily Mail.
Rachelle wrote a victim statement for the court in which she said she missed Yazmina’s laugh, her smile, holding her hand and lying on the bed with her. She held a photograph of her daughter as the judge sentenced Acar, and afterwards said; “Mimi, it’s our day today. Mummy told you there would be justice for you. And even though I haven’t accepted that you’re not here, forever you’ll be in my heart and I know you’ll always be smiling down on all of us. My beautiful angel. Mummy and Mimi for life.”
During sentencing, the Judge branded the attack ‘chilling and horrific’, and said Acar had breached a parent’s ‘most fundamental duty’.
“You used your daughter, an innocent victim, as the instrument of your overarching desire to inflict pain on your former partner.”