Monday, October 29, 2007

Serial Killer in Moscow

A former grocery store clerk who imagined he was "almost God" as he methodically hunted and sought to kill one person for every space on a chessboard has been sentenced to life in prison for 48 murders.

A Moscow court handed down Russia's harshest possible sentence for Alexander Pichushkin, 33, who mostly preyed on residents of his poor Moscow neighborhood.

Pichushkin stood in a reinforced glass cage, his hands cuffed behind his back, while the judge read out the sentence Monday. Asked whether he understood the sentence, he replied: "I'm not deaf."

Pichushkin became known as "the chessboard killer" because he said he aimed to kill 64 people to match the spaces on a chessboard.

He had boasted of killing 60 people and trying to kill three others. However, prosecutors could only find evidence to charge him with 48 murders and three attempted murders.


Clearly, Moscow is on a whole ‘notha level. Take THAT, Snipers.

Not to undermine heinous crimes he committed, but damn – he got that far and didn't get that whole board???

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