Turkish serial killer kills another man after release from prison

Turkish serial killer kills another man after release from prison

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Turkish serial killer kills another man after release from prison

A Turkish serial killer, dubbed “the Hunter,” has killed another man one year after his release from prison. 

Hamdi Kayapınar, 39, was arrested for the Aug. 2 killing of Sami Yılmaz, the security guard of a villa in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, Demirören News Agency reported on Aug. 7.

Kayapınar confessed to the murder and said he killed the man because he “liked his gun.”

Police found several pistols and shotguns at the suspect’s house.

Kayapınar had committed his first murder in 1994 when he killed his brother by strangling him.

Just months after his conditional release in 1998, Yılmaz killed seven men in three years. He was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison. He was conditionally released again in February 2017.

Almost a decade ago, Turkish media had dubbed Kayapınar as “the hunter,” after he referred to his victims as “prey” and their belongings as “bounty.”

Kayapınar had told the judge that he started to kill people out of hatred toward society, which he said started when he was pushed out of his family and the community after his first murder.

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