Nurten Taycur of Hackney was sentenced at the Old Bailey today, Friday May 13, to six year’s imprisonment for hiring a person she believed to be a contract killer to murder her husband.
Acting on intelligence received concerning Taycur, officers from the Met’s Special Projects Team launched an operation to foil her murderous plans.Taycur met what she believed was a hitman six times between Friday, 13 November 2015 and Friday, 11 December 2015. The man was actually a undercover Metropolitan Police officer.
During her contact with the ‘hitman’, Taycur initially asked for her husband to be murdered, agreed a price and began planning her husband’s death.
She also admitted to the undercover officer that she had been having an affair and wanted her husband dead so that she could be free of the marriage.
Taycur agreed to pay a sum of £5000 for the killing and supplied a down payment of £1000. She provided a photograph of the intended victim and details of his vehicle and registration number.
During her negotiations with the undercover officer, Taycur offered to be present when the murder took place and to track the victim using a mobile phone tracking app. She was very clear to request that he was not to be shot as she wanted the killing to look like a robbery or politically motivated attack related to her husband’s Kurdish heritage.
Taycur asked that her husband’s throat be cut and the word ‘ISIS’ be daubed on the outside of his car as she believed this would disguise the motivation for the killing.
Officers arrested mother-of-two, Nurten Taycur on Friday, 11 December 2015 on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. A search was made of her home and police seized £4000 found concealed in the bedroom, this being the amount of the balance owed for payment on completion of the killing.
The intended victim, Taycur’s husband, was completely unaware of the plans being made to end his life.
Nurten Taycur , 28, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey on Friday, 11 March and was remanded in custody to await sentencing.
Detective Inspector Paul Foreman of the Met’s Special Projects Team said:
“Nurten Taycur planned this murder with enthusiasm. She asked that the victim’s body not be disposed of so that she could have ‘a body to grieve over’, this while insisting that her intended victim died a painful and terrifying death. Today’s sentence reflects the callous and calculated nature of her actions and I hope the length of incarceration brings a measure of comfort to her intended victim who was totally unaware of her plot.”
Source: Metropolitan Police