facebook
twitter
search
search

Accused serial killer to be tried soon

Aug. 2, 2007 at 12:10 AM

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Russian prosecutors say they have a strong case against an accused serial killer believed responsible for dozens of slayings in a Moscow park.

Iskandar Galimov, head of criminal investigation for the interior ministry, said investigators have proved Alexander Pichushkin killed at least 62 women, Itar-Tass reported. Galimov allegedly targeted both women he knew and strangers.

He was nicknamed "the Bittsa maniac" by some news agencies after his arrest in June 2006 because many of his alleged crimes took place in the Bittsa Forest Park.

Pichushkin is expected to go on trial soon in Moscow City Court.

Topics: Forest Park
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Hyon Yong Chol disparaged Kim Jong Un prior to execution, analyst says
Officials debate 'when to suspend' search for missing Florida boys
Crude oil prices extend losses
Napa Valley fire reignites, hundreds more evacuated
In Khamenei Tweet, man resembling Obama holds gun to head