Wednesday, 22. October 2014
27. 03. 12. - 11:00
A cannibal serial killer who ate his victims' livers if facing life behind bars after he confessed to a string of murders while being interviewed by police as a robbery suspect.
Twisted Aleksandr Bychkov, 24 - from Penza in central Russia - has originally been detained over a hardware store hold-up.
But as police quizzed him he confessed to at least six grisly murders where he chopped his victims into small pieces and ate their livers before burying their remains near his home.
"We can confirm that cannibalism took place," one senior local police source told local media.
Penza police investigation chief Maria Orlova added: "At this point we have found six people buried, recovered their remains from the ground, and sent them for examination."
"The suspect has identified the photos of those who died and has said he is involved in other similar cases," she added.
Police believe that Bychkov may turn out to be responsible for more than a dozen cannibal killings.
Now red-faced prosecutors are now expected to release a man jailed last year after being found guilty of some of the killings now being confessed to by Bychkov.
Disabled Aleksandr Guplov had always protested his innocence of the crimes.
MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.
Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.
Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.
Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.
Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Dirty Diggers Face Jail For Grave Offence|
|Slovak Plan To Give Gypsies Free Flights To UK|
|Ex Lawyer And Tolkien Fan Builds Hobbit Home Near Highway|
|Angry Sea Lion Attacks Fisherman|
|Horrified Families Watch As Lion Kills Lioness|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.