A friend of a woman allegedly drowned in a bathtub by her fiance has made an emotional scene in a Melbourne court, screaming out to the accused man.
Murat Davsanoglu has been charged with killing 34-year-old mother Ozlem Karakoc by using his full body weight to drown her while the pair was in the bath on July 14.
Davsanoglu allegedly claimed the pair had a "suicide pact".
But Melbourne Magistrates Court was told during a pre-trial committal hearing that Ms Karakoc was afraid of him and wanted to marry another man.
On Tuesday, friend Hayriye Ozerkan yelled out emotionally in Turkish to Davsanoglu sitting in the docks, some of which was translated by an interpreter.
"She adored you so much," she yelled as she left the court after giving evidence.
"Why did you do it?"
Davsanoglu remained expressionless throughout the outburst.
Also during the hearing, close friend Anne Heslop said Ms Karakoc was scared of Davsanoglu.
"She was becoming very scared of this man due to being hassled by him. He kept annoying her, wouldn't leave her alone," Ms Heslop told the court.
"She'd changed her mind and she didn't want to marry him anymore and there was another man involved who she wished to marry instead."
Ms Heslop told the court Davsanoglu had arranged a wedding dress for Ms Karakoc to wear.
"Our advice to her was not to let Murat know where she was living," she said.
"I had urged Ozlem to pack her few bags and bring herself and her daughter back to my place where she felt safe."
The court was told that Ms Karakoc had bipolar disorder and been hospitalised in February, just months before she died.
The hearing is expected to continue on Wednesday.
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