If you appeared on a TV dating program and met a contestant who had previously killed an ex-wife and a former mistress, would you have dinner with him? This was an intriguing concern on a Flash TV dating game show titled “The Luck of the Draw.” Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News posted the story on Twitter today.
Sefer Calinak, 62, appeared on the program as a contestant in search of his next wife. He stunned both the audience and host when he casually mentioned that he had killed his first wife and a former girlfriend. To his credit, he mentioned that he is an honest person seeking a new wife. Perhaps that was why he decided to share his past.
He married his first wife, who was also his kissing cousin, when they were both 17. After several months of marriage, he killed her in a jealous rage. For his crime, he served four years and six months of a 13-year prison sentence. He then married his second wife and had two children with her. The blessed marriage ended up in divorce court.
His next romance was with a married woman who decided not to leave her husband. After a heated argument over the rejection, Calinak killed her with an axe. The news report said he claimed self-defense because she tried to kill him. He also said it was an accident. He then spent six years in prison for the second killing.
Although the program knew he had killed at least one person, the producer had allowed Calinak to appear on the program because he served his time. After Calinak mentioned both killings, the program’s host told Calinak to leave the show. The audience applauded the move.
Because of an amnesty program, Calinak didn’t serve the maximum prison term for either of his killings.
Additional information about this story is on the USA Today website.