Attempt at Dexter-like murder rocks five-star hotel in Istanbul
In this publicity file image released by Showtime, Michael C. Hall portrays Dexter Morgan in a scene from "Dexter." (AP Photo/Showtime, Randy Tepper, File)The staff of a five-star hotel in Istanbul stopped a man from killing his girlfriend in a plot similar to that of the famous TV serial, Dexter, daily Hurriyet has reported.
The 30-year-old suspect lured his girlfriend to a hotel room in Kadıköy before he handcuffed her in an alleged attempt to murder her.
The woman's screams, however, drew the attention of the hotel’s staff, who intervened and rescued the woman.
The man reportedly had a suitcase full of duct tape, knives and a garbage bags with him in the room.
The suspect claimed he did not intent to kill the woman, but aimed "to frighten [her] to make sure she would never cheat on him" ahead of deciding whether or not to marry her.
The hit, American TV series Dexter follows the story of a serial killer who trails and murders criminals. Dexter often traps his victims over a table by wrapping them in duct tape before stabbing them to death.