Dating game contestant admits to killing 2 women

The cynic in me says she can find a date without going on TV. (Image from YouTube video)

The cynic in me says she can find a date without going on TV. (Image from YouTube video)

Like the Clermont Lounge and Craigslist, a game show isn’t the best place to find non-rented love.

This truth was again revealed, this time on Turkish TV, when a 62-year-old dating game contestant admitted to killing his ex-wife and a former girlfriend.

USA Today tells us the alleged killer revealed a bit too much of his complicated history with women while appearing on the TV show “The Luck of The Draw.”

The cynic in me says this is a stunt to get people talking about a show Comcast doesn’t even carry, but let’s proceed as though everything typed is to be believed.

Contestant Sefer Calinak said he married his first wife, who was also his cousin, when she was 17. He is not from Alabama.

He said he killed her after about five months of unhappiness and spent four years in prison.

The second girlfriend/victim died, he allegedly alleged, after she refused to divorce her husband. She was killed, he said, after he accidentally swung an ax at her during an argument.

He served a 6-year sentence for that one, he said on TV.

After the second confession, Calinak was asked to leave the show.

Like most killers, he said it wasn’t his fault.

“Bad luck always found me,” Calinak said. “In spite of everything, I still want to get married. This time I’ll leave it to God.”

Is it possible USA Today, Reuters, Huffington Post and other news outlets have been punked?

I would say so. Even smart and good looking people like me can be fooled.

You can’t trust anyone these days.

More news to kick off the weekend (and my one-week vacation!):

26 comments Add your comment

Jack Mehoff

May 9th, 2014
9:09 am

Dating girls over internet or game show can lead to a very sticky situation.


May 9th, 2014
9:20 am

I think the most disturbing part is that he married his cousin. Lots of sickos in the ME.


May 9th, 2014
9:48 am

Haven’t the dating show heard that the third time’s the charm?


May 9th, 2014
9:58 am

Seriously??? A really BAD Alabama Joke mixed in with a news story.

The AJC sucks.

King of Mean

May 9th, 2014
10:17 am

JRH – I 2nd your sentiment. These “News to Me” titles always intrigue me, then I click on the story to read about it and Mathis always has some snarky smart@$$, better than you commentary to “contribute”.

Dear George – why do you hate the south? This isn’t 1884 and there are idiots in all corners of this country on both sides of your ideals.


May 9th, 2014
10:24 am

This was HORRIBLY written……


May 9th, 2014
10:42 am

JRH, why won’t white Christian southerners just accept the fact that we in the liberal media have carte blanche to slander you?

They don’t call us Cox for nothing.


May 9th, 2014
10:56 am

These same whiny people show up here everyday and claim they are victims of the so-called “liberal media”, which just goes to show, deep down inside they love Cox.


May 9th, 2014
11:28 am

… which I have a “special” male fondness for, if you know what I mean ;-)

...And Justice For All

May 9th, 2014
11:57 am

How can you kill two people (one premeditated and one manslaughter) and not be in jail?

Even though the murders did not happen here in the US – we see examples of this every day in our country.

This is the reason I am not for the death penalty.

You can kill one, two, or three people and not get the death penalty if:

1. You have the means to get the best lawyers money can buy.
2. You live in a certain state
3. If you are of a certain sex (juries tend to feel sympathic towards female defendants).
4. If you are of a certain race.
5. If the peole you killed are of a certain race.
6. If your attorney can “pick” the “right” jury.

President Obama wants equality for all.

Equal pay for equal work..

He wants eveyone to have the same opportunities….

How about equal sentances for equal crimes committed.

For example, if you kill someone and it’s proven that it was murder 1 – then you die PERIOD.

It does not matter what race, sex or economic background – YOU DIE… WHERE’S THE EQUALITY IN THE SENTANCES??????????????

George Mathis

May 9th, 2014
12:00 pm

I love the South! The good news for my readers is I am off all next week vacationing even further south (but still in Georgia).

...And Justice For All

May 9th, 2014
12:06 pm

“Contestant Sefer Calinak said he married his first wife, who was also his cousin, when she was 17. He is not from Alabama.”

“He said he killed her after about five months of unhappiness and spent four years in prison”

Four years – just four years………..


May 9th, 2014
12:29 pm

Hey George ….. nice little amateurish stab at Alabama. How old are you girly boy??

George Mathis

May 9th, 2014
12:49 pm

I am old enough not to call people with gray hair “girly boy.”

Jack ®

May 9th, 2014
12:57 pm

The Clermont Lounge rocks.Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

The Geezer

May 9th, 2014
1:12 pm

If a couple gets married in Alabama and later divorces, are they still brother and sister?

George Mathis

May 9th, 2014
1:21 pm

I would never knock the Clermont. I just said you shouldn’t go there looking for real love.


May 9th, 2014
1:40 pm

Truth, in online dating, is everything.


May 9th, 2014
1:41 pm

By the way, if you ever need roadside assistance while driving through Alabama, be sure to tell the inbred joke. They love a good laugh there.

Don't Tread

May 9th, 2014
1:51 pm

Seems the “Luck of the Draw” is correctly named. (In this case, it’s bad luck.)

Speaking of “not trusting anyone”, it appears the Pope has been reading too much Karl Marx and can’t be trusted either. I wonder how he feels about “redistribution” of altar boys?


May 9th, 2014
1:58 pm

Really? A joke about Alabama in a news story. This reinforces why I haven’t paid for a copy of the AJC in years… and will continue to actively not purchase the paper.

Bless your heart

May 9th, 2014
2:12 pm

It never fails to amaze me how people get so upset about something so tongue in cheek. I think a good colonoscopy could diagnose the lack of humor for some of you. Keep rocking on George. Entertainment folks.

Clermont Lounge

May 9th, 2014
3:05 pm

What a poorly written article. George Mathis should be fired. As an FYI, plenty of love has been found by many attractive, honest people at the Clermont Lounge with no murders. Don’t knock our place for your shortcomings. Also, I love how the AJC describes his career….”Earlier attempts at journalism included stops in Valdosta, Cordele and Tifton.” Attempts?

Humper the Thumper

May 9th, 2014
4:35 pm

Don’t believe everything you read and don’t believe everything someone tells you

Martin Fartman

May 9th, 2014
4:41 pm

This article is BS

George Mathis

May 9th, 2014
4:57 pm

Clermont – I wrote that bit of prose myself. I am glad you liked my description of me. Since this is a humor blog, I reserve the right to insert bad jokes into copy.

I am turning off comments so I can enjoy my vacation! Enjoy the news without me people!