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 User
Posted May 9, 2014 9:50 AM CDT
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(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.

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Jun 10, 2014 10:12 PM CDT
I still don't get how he only served 10 years for both murders, 2 people... Something seriously wrong here....
May 10, 2014 11:12 AM CDT
People have such different standards for relationship. This guy is just looking for a gutsy girl who is not afraid of being number three. Is she out there? Probably.
May 10, 2014 9:30 AM CDT
Man, just when you think you've heard it all. The world just gets weirder, and weirder everyday. They let a murderer on a show like that because he'd served his time?? For TWO murders?? Nice to know they have such high standards for contestants.