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Russian cannibal shares 'menu'

2012-03-27 17:48

Moscow - Russian police have arrested a man who admitted killing at least six people before eating their hearts and livers, media said.

Dubbed the "cannibal serial killer", Alexander Bychkov wrote in a diary of his crimes that he turned to murder after his girlfriend left him for being "a wimp".

Bychkov, 23, was arrested for shoplifting but then told police that he had buried bodies in his backyard in Belinsky, a town some 630km southeast of Moscow, a spokesperson for the investigative committee charged with the case told Reuters on Tuesday.

"Six bodies were found buried there," she said, adding that the death toll might be higher still. She said investigators were looking into media reports the killer cut out his victims' livers and hearts and ate them.

In passages from his diary leaked to Russian media, Bychkov said his girlfriend had kicked him out. "She said I was a wimp, not a wolf... [I will show her]... Maybe she will stop complaining and understand that I am a lone wolf."

Daily Izvestia cited a law enforcement source as saying Bychkov had eaten parts of his victims. "Evidence of cannibalism was seen in some incidents," it said.

In 2007, a Russian serial murderer convicted of killing 48 people was jailed for life. Alexander Pichushkin bragged he had no regrets and said killing was like falling in love.

Russian media called him the "chessboard murderer" because he said he planned to kill 64 people - one for each square on the board.

Comments
  • ACEUP - 2012-03-27 18:05

    scary stuff.

  • P GLengeloi LaBodirwa - 2012-03-27 18:11

    falling in love se foot He deserve to Die as He shows no sign of remorse cz it clear thta if they let him free he will reach his target and even More cz killing to him it a habbit

      mario.dippenaar - 2012-03-27 18:41

      Translation: "...falling in love [with murdering]", I am shocked. I believe he deserves to die, as he [the alleged murder] showed no sign of remorse, furthermore, it is clear that if they set him free he will continue killing due to his psychological tendency.

  • gabrielbodirwa - 2012-03-27 18:20

    So he was arrested for Shoplifting and then He confessed about killing people Not only killing but ripping their part ond eating them: If he wasn't arrested for shop... It means the police wasn't gonna Get Him...

      mario.dippenaar - 2012-03-27 18:50

      Translation: He was arrested for shoplifting, then he confessed about murders to the police. Not only did he kill his victims, but also removed their organs with the intend to consume it. It can be assumed that if the police did not arrest him for shoplifting, they would never have found out about his victims.

  • Alan - 2012-03-27 18:37

    There is a very good cookery book available in the Congo. It's entitled, rather obviously I suppose, 'Cooking for Canibals' and has a large picture of a missionary in a large potjie on the front cover.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-03-27 19:31

      I hope he kept his pith helmet on ;-)

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-27 18:48

    ooooooooooooh i feel like vommiting now...i thought it was only in movies where zombies and vampire eat you alive...

  • Glyn - 2012-03-27 21:37

    Why did he kill all six in such a short time? Because he was russian! Ha! Ha!

  • Glyn - 2012-03-27 21:38

    I always wondered what they put into their siberski pelmeni!

  • Paul - 2012-03-28 07:39

    Fantastic, now for breakfast toast and human liver pate.

      Keith - 2012-05-28 17:02

      will that be the popes breakfeast ?

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