Who was cannibal Andrei Chikatilo and what happened to him?

INFAMOUS serial killer Romanovich Chikatilo was known as the Butcher of Rostov.

Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers in world history.

Who was Andrei Chikatilo?

Andrei Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer.

His crimes included murder, sexual assault, and mutilation, and he was also accused of cannibalism and widely referred to as a cannibal by the Russian press.

Chikatilo's heinous crimes spanned the period from 1978 until 1990, with a police investigation hampered by the Soviet ideology that serial killings cannot occur in a Communist society.

As a result of this mentality he was initially arrested and released, which led him to commit more murders.

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After his second arrest, the Rostov Ripper admitted to killing 57 women and children.

He was tried for 53 of those murders in 1992.

But, in 1993 Russia's Supreme Court ruled that nine of the killings lacked the necessary evidence to prove his guilt.

Who were Andrei Chikatilo's victims?

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Chikatilo worked as a teacher in the mining city of Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov, Oblast, Russia.

In his various teaching roles he violently sexually assaulted children of both genders.

After losing his job as a teacher he worked as supply clerk for a factory in Rostov which produced construction materials it was then that he began killing.

His job required a lot of travelling around the Soviet Union where he was able to come into contact with his victims, who varied in age and gender but were mainly young children.

The youngest person to be murdered by Andrei Chikatilo was eight year old Igor Gudkov who was killed in Aviators' Park on August 9, 1983.

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Chikatilo's oldest murder victim was 31 year old Lyubov Zuyeva who was killed on April 4, 1990.

Where is Andrei Chikatilo now?

The Red Ripper was sentenced to death for his crimes and executed by gunshot on February 14, 1994 at the age of 47, he had two children.

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