THE CHESSBOARD KILLER! Meet Alexander Pichushkin

SERIAL KILLERS: The serial killers of Russia are of a significantly different breed, often sporting the epithet of ‘maniac’, ‘ripper’ or ‘monster’ – and there is a kind of crude brutality in their methods. But it is a rare individual that makes a nation re-consider their ban on the death penalty. Alexander Pichushkin, also known as the ‘Bitsa Park Maniac’ and ‘The Chessboard Killer’, is one such murderer.