Cevher Toktas (Turkish footballer) Biography, Cevher Toktas Wiki
Cevher Toktas is a Turkish footballer who could’ve gotten away with murder, but 11 days after his son died he told police he was responsible for the 5-year-old child’s death.
According to the Associated Press, Toktas told police that he smothered his son, Kasim, with a pillow while they were both in the hospital with symptoms consistent with coronavirus. However, the child’s test for the virus came back negative.
The boys’ death was not considered suspicious since he’d been in the hospital with a fever and coughing, but Toktas felt remorse for taking his son’s life, according to the AP, and ultimately went to police to say he had killed his son.
Cevher Toktas Age
He was born on September 13th, 1987, and is currently 32 years old.
Cevher Toktas Career
Tokens made his professional debut for Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ in the Süper Lig on March 2nd, 2008, coming on as a substitute in the 89th minute for Serkan Atak in the away match against Çaykur Rizespor, which finished as a 0–0 draw. In total, he made seven appearances for Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ/Hacettepe in the Süper Lig.
Cevher Toktas Murder of son
On April 23rd, 2020, Toktas’s son Kasım, aged five, was brought to Dortcelik Children’s Hospital in Bursa with a high fever, breathing difficulties, and coughing. This was thought to be caused by COVID-19. Later that day, Kasım died while in the ICU, which was believed to have been caused by the disease.
Turkish news outlet the Daily Sabah reported that Toktas told police he smothered his son with a pillow for 15 minutes before calling for help from hospital staff, which he only did to throw suspicion off himself. Toktas told nurses that Kasim was having trouble breathing and he was rushed to the ICU.
According to the Daily Sabah Toktas gave a statement to police. He said:
I pressed a pillow on my son who was lying on his back. For 15 minutes, I pressed down on the pillow without lifting it up. My son was struggling during that time. After he stopped moving, I lifted the pillow. Then I yelled for doctors to help to draw any suspicions away from me. I never loved my younger son after he was born. I don’t know why I don’t love him. The sole reason why I killed him that day is because I didn’t like him. I don’t have any mental issues.
The child died two hours later.
Arrested and Charges
The 32-year-old father and former Super Lig turned minor league soccer player was arrested and charged with “murdering a close relative”, which is punishable by life in prison in Turkey, according to the Daily Sabah. Super Lig is Turkey’s top-level soccer league.