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Classification: Mass murderer
Characteristics: Parricide
Number of victims: 6
Date of murders: January 19, 2002
Date of arrest: Same day (surrenders)
Date of birth: 1952
Victims profile: Kismet, 4; Abdul-Kerim, 6; Yildirim, 9; Ilknur, 16, and Yavuz Selim, 18 (his five children) and Mustapha Arbay, 38 (his ex-wife's new lover)
Method of murder: Strangulation - Shooting
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Status: Sentenced to life in prison on October 24, 2003

Turkish man kills five people from his family in Belgium

January 20, 2002

A Turkish worker in Belgium, Ozan Selamet killed his five children and another man to punish his estranged wife and later he surrendered to the police early Saturday morning. Selamet, who didn't kill his wife, said ''I'm not killing you so that you would suffer for the rest of your life.''


Father suspected after family slain in Belgium

Sunday, January  20, 2002 

A man is suspected of slaying his five children and his ex-wife's new lover in a killing spree in the Belgian capital, Brussels on Friday night.

Assistant prosecutor Bernard Michielsen said Ozan Selamet, from Turkey, was arrested early Saturday after allegedly confessing his crime to the manager of a cafe where he had stopped for a few late-night drinks after the massacre.

Mr Michielsen told a press conference Selamet, aged in his 50s and of Albanian origin, is due to appear before an examining magistrate later Saturday.

He said it appeared Selamet had killed three of his sons and a daughter on Friday night after they had paid him a visit, before driving off with his victims to his ex-wife's home in a working class Brussels neighbourhood of Ganshoren, where he gunned down his eldest daughter and his wife's ex-lover.

The bodies of the three boys, aged 18, 10 and 6, were found in a car parked near their mother's house, the oldest had been shot and the others apparently strangled.

The youngest daughter, aged four, who had managed to escape from the vehicle, was found on the ground a few metres away, but died on the way to hospital.

"The mother had gone out looking for the children and when she returned home she saw the car and discovered the tragedy," Mr Michielsen said.

"Her cries alerted her neighbours, who called the police."

After the massacre, Selamet went to a nearby cafe where he drunk a few beers and a whisky. He confessed that he had just killed six people and handed over his weapon to the cafe boss, who called the police.

The only witness to the drama was a young girl, a friend of the eldest daughter, who was in the house when the killing began.

Neighbours quoted by the Belgian news agency Belga said the children were terrified of their father.

A butcher said that the eldest daughter had run into his shop on the same street as the family home a little over a year ago screaming "My father is hysterical, he has gone mad, call the police".



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