Turkish Suspect: I Sniffed Glue, Hit NYC Mom in Head

Confesses in murder of Sarai Sierra

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2013 12:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – The suspect detained yesterday in the murder of Sarai Sierra has confessed, police say. Ziya T., whom the New York Post describes as a transient, says he "had sniffed a lot of glue" and then hit Sierra, a tourist from New York, "with something heavy. I came back in the morning and she was dead." Police released a 30-second video clip of his confession, in which he also says he doesn't remember much of the incident. Authorities say Sierra died after being hit in the head with a brick.

Police officers escort a Turkish man identified only as Ziya T., suspected of killing New York City woman Sarai Sierra, outside a security office in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, March 18, 2013.
Police officers escort a Turkish man identified only as Ziya T., suspected of killing New York City woman Sarai Sierra, outside a security office in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, March 18, 2013.   (AP Photo)
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