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Fortune Teller Fails To See Knifeman On The Cards

Fortune Teller Fails To See Knifeman On The Cards

One of Germany's most famous fortune tellers is fighting for her life in intensive care after opening the door at her home in Dusseldorf – and being stabbed repeatedly by a man unhappy with her advice.

The fortune teller Zagorka Jovanovic, 68, who advertises on white magic websites as Esmeralda aus Bilk, charged hundreds of euros for a single sitting in which she specialised in using the spiritual world to settle relationship disputes.

But she failed to predict that it was a bad idea to open the door of her flat in Dusseldorf, a city in western Germany, when she was paid a visit by Turkish man Metin Kolkilic, angry at the way she had used her skills to settle a love triangle that he was involved in by advising his lover to leave him.

According to police 43-year-old Kolkilic had started a relationship with a local woman after she had walked out on her previous partner. Knowing that she was superstitious her ex persuaded the woman to visit Esmeralda, and she had advised them to get back together if the young woman wanted to have a happy future. As a result she had walked out on Kolkilic and returned to her previous lover.

But the prediction failed to impress Kolkilic when he tried to win his love back, and was told that the fortune teller said they had no chance together. In a rage, he had gone to see the fortune teller himself, and after she opened the door he stabbed her repeatedly before running off.

The fortune teller's husband who heard her screaming from the hallway said she was already lying on the floor in a pool of blood with no sign of her attacker by the time he found her. He called an ambulance and medics say it was only thanks to a speedy emergency operation that she was alive at all.

The Turkish man meanwhile has gone on the run and police at the moment have no idea where he is, but believe he may have fled back to Turkey.

The fortune teller became famous in Dusseldorf after she signed up a number of prominent clients including the local mayor Joachim Erwin to offer advice on the future by reading the cards.

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