The brother-in-law of Anne Bury has said the family are bewildered and at a loss as to why someone would murder her and shoot at her son Alex and mother Cecilia.
Robert Williams from Guisborough told ITV News, ''We are left feeling somewhat numb as well as saddened by the whole affair.''
Mr Williams was keen to put to rest any speculation about a relationship Anne was having with her gardener - the man believed to be under arrest by police for her murder.
He said the 46-year-old was employed as a maintenance man to look after the gardens and the house while Anne was away.
Anne only used the property a few times a year and for the rest of the time it was rented out, so she needed someone locally to look after it and make sure it was in a good state of repair - including tasks like fixing the air conditioning.
The 56-year-old bought the property in Turkey as a pension investment.
According to Anne Bury's son Alex, it was around 5am when he awoke to see a man holding a gun in his bedroom.
He tried to explain that there was a way to move forward without anybody being injured but at that point the man left the room and went in pursuit of his mother.
She is said to have run up flights of stairs and lock herself into a bathroom but shots were fired through that bathroom door and she was killed.
We're told the alleged killer flew into a jealous rage when he saw Mrs Bury with another man but it is important to remember that in Turkey offences viewed as crimes of passion are likely to be punished with shorter sentences and these are the words of a defendant due in court today.