The world according to Alexander Pichushkin:
For me, a life without murder is like a life without food for you. I felt like the father of all these people, since it was I who opened the door for them to another world.
Alexander Pichushkin grew up in a divorced household, raised by his mother after his dad left her alone shortly after Alexander was born.
He never really got along with other kids in his neighborhood and kept to himself most of the time.
In 1991, when he was 17, Mr. Pichushkin fell in love with 17-year-old Olga Maksheeva, a girl who lived in his neighborhood. They dated for a while, but Olga lost interest quickly and left him.
She then fell in love with a 20-year-old man named Sergei Kozyrev, which upset Mr. Pichushkin. In the spring of 1992, Sergei Kozyrev was found dead in his apartment. Pichushkin was questioned but never arrested.
In 2002, Olga Maksheeva herself was found dead in a pond.
Those two deaths were just the start for now 33-year-old Alexander Pichushkin, who was arrested in June of 2006 for murder after investigators found his name and phone number on a piece of paper. The paper had been written on by a woman who was killed in the park, and the message was for her son. Pichushkin was an acquaintance of the woman from his work as a shopkeeper’s assistant.
During questioning, unable to keep his pride in check, Alexander Pichushkin confessed to not only the murder of that woman, but 61 other murders over the last decade.
In response to media speculation that Alexander Pichushkin had been tortured into confessing, the Russian government allowed television crews to videotape and interview the Bitsevsky Maniac for themselves, which they did.
Alexander Pichushkin loved it, and related tons of details related to his murders.
Evidently, most of Alexander’s victims were killed when he threw them into a sewage pit after they were too drunk to understand what was happening to them. A few were killed with blows from a hammer to their skulls.
The majority of the people Alexander Pichushkin killed were middle-aged to elderly, and most were men. Alexander Pichushkin claimed that he didn’t like how they bitched about life’s problems, so he killed them to provide the ultimate solution.
Alexander Pichushkin also claims that he orgasmed every time he watched someone die in pain.
Despite all this, experts at Russia’s largest mental hospital have pronounced Alexander Pichushkin sane.
Alexander Pichushkin faces a possibility of life in prison if he is convicted. Russia, having gone soft in the last few years, has decided to stop executing criminals. Russia hasn’t officially killed anyone in years.
Alexander Pichushkin was sentenced to life in prison with the first 15 years to be spent in solitary confinement.