Ali Kaya (serial killer)

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Ali Kaya
Born1980 (age 39–40)
Gaziantep, Turkey
Other namesThe Babyface Killer
Criminal penaltyPsychiatric imprisonment
5 years in prison
Details
Victims10
Span of crimes
1997–
CountryTurkey

Ali Kaya (born 1980) is a Turkish serial killer. Nicknamed "The Babyface Killer", Kaya is responsible for ten murders.

Killings[edit]

Ali Kaya committed crime such as theft, assault and snatch theft, and was imprisoned at the age of 17.[1] He was released from prison in 1997 when he was 19 years old.[1] The same year, he began his murders.[1][2]

He stabbed his uncle Celal Kaya to death while working at his real estate office in Alanya in 1997.[1][2][3][4] Kaya was sentenced to five-year aggravated imprisonment in Silifke Prison for this crime.[1][2][3] In 1999, he was released on parole.[1][2]

He then killed Zeynel Abidin Gümüş, who he believed had sexually assaulted his mother.[1][2][3] During his incarceration at Elazığ Prison, he was diagnosed with a "mental disorder".[1][2][3] Kaya was transferred to a psychiatric hospital, from where he was released due to a report attesting him as having claustrophobia.[1][3]

With his freedom, he stabbed three people in Alanya, a music hall owner called "Dedo", a procurer called "Mehmet of Ağrı" and Fırat S., of whom two died later.[1][2] Since he had a psychiatric report, he was not detained during his trial.[1]

Kaya killed two wardens of Alanya prison, Kemal Aksakal and Hasan Askeroğlu, by stabbing them in the street.[1][2] He was placed in Manisa Psychiatric Hospital with the diagnosis of a personality disorder.[1][2][3]

In the night of 13 March 2000, he murdered his roommate, the rapist and child killer Ayhan Kartal, nicknamed "The Beast of Izmir" (Turkish: İzmir canavarı), he and Tayfun Şahin stabbed Kartal in the throat and the stomach.[1][2][3][5][6][7]

Following this crime, Kaya was nicknamed "The Babyface Killer" (Turkish: Bebek yüzlü katil).[1] In 2001, he was arrested and placed in Şanlıurfa Prison.[2][3]

Briefly after his release, he killed Mehmet Poyraz, who lived in his parental home in Gaziantep.[4][8] Kaya was again captured in November 2013 by the Turkish Gendarmerie forces after a fierce shootout.[4]

2003 escape[edit]

Ali Kaya escaped from the semi-open prison in Şanlıurfa in 2003.[1] He was apprehended in 2004 when a suspicious vehicle was stopped in the village of Mahmutlar, Alanya.[1][3] He possessed a fake ID card under the name Erdal Yılmaz.[1] A long "death list" was found on him, which included the names of notable businessmen and people he claims abused him during his childhood.[1] Kaya stated in his interrogation that "he would confront his enemies and the sinners. He was not successful so far. However, he would cleanse the society of bad people".[1]

2014 escape[edit]

On 5 January 2014, Ali Kaya managed to escape for a second time.[1][2][8][9] During visitation hours at 10:30 local time on Sunday, he apparently walked out of Gaziantep Prison with the crowd of visitors.[1][2][8][9] His absence was noticed only during the physical check of inmates in the evening.[1][8]

Kaya is considered by the authorities to be extremely dangerous, and both police and gendarmerie forces launched an extensive manhunt for his capture.[4] It was discovered that he went to Adana and Mersin, and had plans to cross the Syrian border.[9] He was captured by security forces in downtown Gaziantep on 3 March 2014 as he fled from the house of a friend of his.[4][9] He was found in possession of a handgun and a death list of ten persons when he was apprehended.[9] Kaya was returned to the prison he had escaped from.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "'Durdurulana dek öldürebilir'". Sabah (in Turkish). 7 January 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Günebakan, Adsız (6 January 2014). "'Bebek yüzlü katil' firar etti". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Türkiye'nin seri katilleri". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Serial murderer nicknamed 'baby faced killer' escapes from prison in Gaziantep". Hürriyet Daily News. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Sapığa infaz". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 15 March 2000. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  6. ^ Bahar, Sonat (13 July 2013). "Herkes katil olabilir". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Türkiye'nin seri katilleri". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 26 October 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d Bulut, Mehmet (6 January 2014). "Seri katil firar etti". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e f Bulut, Mehmet & İbrahim Kümbet (3 March 2014). "Bebek yüzlü' katil yakalandı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 3 March 2014.

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