Man on Dating Show Reveals He's a Lady Killer—Literally

Sefer Calinak murdered two women, served short sentences each time

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2014 9:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's tough to find love when you've murdered multiple previous lovers. Perhaps that's what drove Sefer Calinak to appear on the Turkish dating show Luck of the Draw, where he cheerfully admitted killing his first wife and another woman, the Hurriyet Daily News reports. Calinak married his cousin when they were both 17, he explained, but that after five months of marital bliss, "her behavior changed," and a man started coming to their village. "I was jealous, and I killed her, in a way."

When he got out of prison for that killing—he served four years of his 13-year sentence—he began an affair with a married woman. When she refused to leave her husband they got into a fight. "She was accidentally killed when I swung an ax," Calinak explained. Again he went to prison, this time serving six years. But now, he told the show, he was an "honest person looking for a new wife." The flabbergasted host asked Calinak to leave. The show had known of his murderous past beforehand, a producer said, but they'd let him appear because he'd done his time. Calinak, meanwhile, is still looking for that special someone. "The woman who will marry me should not be afraid that I would kill her," he told a newspaper, according to the AFP.

Sefer Calinak is seen discussing his various murders on the Turkish dating show Luck of the Draw.
Sefer Calinak is seen discussing his various murders on the Turkish dating show "Luck of the Draw."   (YouTube)
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A subtitled clip of Sefer Calinak being asked to leave the show.   (YouTube)

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