It was the teenage holiday romance that ended in a brutal bloodbath.
Facebook pictures showed Recep Cetin and Shannon Graham smiling and holding hands like any other young couple, but the true story behind the scenes was one of obsession and jealously that would end in double murder.
The pair had fallen for each other in summer 2009 after meeting in Kusadasi’s Victoria Restaurant where Recep, who calls himself Alex, worked as a waiter.
Shannon’s father, businessman Raymond McGuinness, has a second home in the holiday resort — where his 15-year-old daughter spent weeks at a time during school holidays visiting her young love. But even in the early days of their relationship, Mr McGuinness had expressed his misgivings about the romance.
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