Florida man charged in Turkish tourist’s slaying 2 years ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they’ve arrested a man for the slaying of a Turkish tourist on his honeymoon during a botched armed robbery more than two years ago.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Monday that detectives had arrested 27-year-old Troy Sparrow. He has been charged with first-degree murder with a firearm.
Osman Darcan was fatally shot outside a resort in Orlando’s tourist district in September 2016.
Authorities at the time said Darcan was killed protecting his new wife from a gunman who tried to steal her purse.
Darcan was a professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul.
Online court records show Sparrow was being represented by a public defender, but a woman in the public defender’s office said Monday that the office hadn’t received the paperwork yet.