Chessboard serial killer of Moscow


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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-08-14)
Chessboard serial killer of Moscow

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Guardian Unlimited: Along the leafy lanes of Moscow's Bitsevsky Park, Alexander Pichushkin was a familiar figure. The 33-year-old supermarket worker played chess under the trees and even invited his opponents for a drink afterwards. But yesterday Mr Pichushkin was in court accused of murdering 49 people and attempting to kill three more, a tally which would make him one of Russia's most deadly killers. According to the prosecution, Mr Pichushkin lured his victims, who were mostly elderly men, to a quiet part of the park. He then attacked them from behind with a hammer. Mr Pichushkin boasted that he had killed 63 people. He said he drew a cross on his chessboard after each murder. His plan to fill all 64 squares came unstuck in June 2006 when he went for a walk in the park with Marina Moskalyova, 36, a supermarket colleague.

Times Online: The prosecution claims that [Pichushkin] wanted to kill more people than Andrei Chikatilo, Russia’s worst known serial killer, who murdered 53 people. “He dreamt of surpassing Chikatilo and going down in history,” said Yuri Syomin, the Moscow prosecutor. The Russian press suggested last week that he would enter Guinness World Records by being charged with 62 murders. But in the event he was charged with only 52 killings over a five-year period. That compared with the 53 murders of women and children in the Rostov area of southern Russia for which Chikatilo was executed in 1994.

Wayne Lowrance    (2007-08-14 21:45:36)
what a pleasant post

Geeze Tribault, why post this. Sorry I do not approve of postings of these things here at FIGS. With respect my friend, I just think you are above all of this blarney. Wayne

Ilmars Cirulis    (2007-08-14 21:48:51)

to Wayne Lowrance

Ivan Pljusnin    (2007-08-14 23:32:50)

By the way, Andrey Chikatilo was the first name of Sex_God on FICGS. Then he had to change it because it was too famous. On another forum he used a photo of our "chessplayer" Pichushkin as his avatar. So this topic will please him, I think ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-08-14 23:51:04)
Quite true

Well, you may be right... This kind of information is somewhat out of topic, let's forget it. Sorry about that...