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Man accused of murder of two County Down women due in Turkish court

Kathy Dinsmore and Marion Graham
Image caption Kathy Dinsmore and Marion Graham were murdered in Izmir

The man accused of murdering two County Down women in Turkey in August is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Recep Cetin, who is suspected of killing Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, faces a hearing to decide whether he will have bone marrow tests to determine his age.

He claims he is 17, but lawyers representing the families of the two women believe he is older.

If he is over 18, he will be tried in an adult rather than juvenile court

That means he would face a much tougher sentence if convicted.

Mr Cetin was the boyfriend of Shannon Graham, Marion Graham's 15-year-old daughter.

Shannon is expected to give evidence during the hearing in the Turkish city of Izmir.

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