Turkish serial killer returns to prison after release
KAYSERİ - Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotosA Turkish serial killer who was sentenced to penal servitude for life for killing six people in central Turkey between 1998 and 2001 has returned to prison after he was released on parole.
Sentenced to penal servitude for life in 2001 for killing six people and wounding four others in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, the murderer identified as Hamdi Kayapınar, who was imprisoned in Ankara 15 years ago, has returned to a prison in Ankara from which he was released on parole on Feb. 12, a year before he was supposed to be freed upon a conditional release on probation.
Describing his victims as “hunts” and himself a “hunter,” Kayapınar said he felt isolated from the society after he was released on parole and returned to prison for this reason.
Kayapınar went to his hometown Kayseri and filed a petition with a prosecutor’s office to ask to serve the rest of his time. He apparently did not want to benefit from the law on parole, which was enacted and binding for all prisoners at the time of his sentencing, on the grounds that his life was at risk and that he felt isolated from society.
In response to the petition he filed, Kayseri Police Department Enforcement Unit officers arrested Kayapınar. He was sent back to a prison in Kayseri under a law that allows Kayapınar to serve his time in prison despite conditional release laws.
“I see this as a form of hunting. I’m already a hunter. My victims are hunts and all the money as well as possessions of my victims are booties from this hunting,” Kayapınar had said while his trial was ongoing.
Kayapınar also served four years prior to his serial killing for choking his brother to death over jealousy when the former was only 14.