Convicted of 48 Murders: 'I Felt Like God'
Convicted yesterday by a jury of 48 murders and three attempted murders, a Russian serial killer says the crimes made him more powerful than those who found him guilty.
“Cops, lawyers, experts, witness. I alone decided the fate of 63 people,” said Alexander Pichushkin, a 33-year-old supermarket worker who claims to have actually murdered 63 victims, Reuters reports. “I was the judge, jury and prosecutor. I decided who would live and who would die. I did all of your functions by myself.”
Invited to make a final statement before sentencing next week, Pichushkin also said: “I felt like God. … I took the most valuable thing, human life.”
As discussed in an earlier ABAJournal.com post, he is expected to be sentenced to life in prison.
Police are investigating his confession to additional murders, in what he reportedly says was part of a plan to put a coin on each of the 64 squares in a chessboard for each killing.