Inmate escapes prison by switching places with twin brother

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A 19-year-old convicted killer in Turkey escaped from prison by allegedly switching places with his twin brother when he came to visit him.

Murat A was serving a long prison sentence for murder at the E Tipi Kapas Prison in Mersin, southern Turkey when his twin brother, Huseyin, came to visit him last Thursday.

They were apparently allowed to meet face to face and they used this opportunity to swap places.

A photo of the two shows that they are not exactly identical, but it turns out they looked enough alike to trick prison guards into allowing Murat to just walk out of the detention facility.

It’s not yet clear why the inmate’s brother agreed to take his place in a maximum-security prison, but an investigation is ongoing.

Murat A was found hiding at their home and was brought back to the prison he had walked out of.

Both twins are now behind bars while police try to figure out the reasons behind the switch and how they pulled it off without raising the alarm.