After his father's death, Victor lived in some small town with his sister, named Antonina, and their babushka. He was a citizen of the world, meaning that he was a hopeless drunk. He'd occasionally hold down a job for a bit, but always ended up drinking away all the money. This, predictably, led to frequent conflicts with his 78-year-old babushka, Anna.
Last week, Antonina came home from classes in a neighboring town and couldn't find her grandmother anywhere. Ultimately, militsia investigators found her body in the basement. Bored yet? That's cuz we haven't described how she was killed.
The body was bruised all over and had dozens of stab wounds from a fork, kitchen knife and some prongs. Her head also had burn marks all over it. According to the forensics reconstruction, during yet another drunken argument, Victor knocked the old woman out with a blow, and then dragged her down to the building's basement. There, he started at her with a fork, stabbing her multiple times. When this wasn't productive enough, he switched to a classic Death Porn murder weapon, a large dull kitchen knife. He then switched to a carving fork to finish the job. Finally, he placed a plastic bag over her head and lit it, perhaps in a vain attempt to distort her identity.
Victor then tried hiding in a nearby village and, when the police asked him the next day where he was the previous night, he answered, "Man, that's so long ago, I don't remember."
Zapped: Not just a Scott Baio movie
Here's a story that really puts the "zest" in "podyezd!" Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Irina Sorokina came home from school in Kazan and started keying in the door code at her apartment's domofon, the Russian version of the intercom. But, rather than the customary high-pitched beep which signaled she could open the door, Irina was met with a 200 volt zap that sent her flying to the pavement. Apparently, water was the cause of the malfunction, having leaked into the apparatus and caused the wires to short.
According to Tvoi Den, an ambulance came quickly because her dad was a paramedic, but they were unable to resuscitate the girl.
Slut Gone Wild
What do 15-year-old floozies do in Altai when their parents try to meddle in their personal lives? Whack 'em, of course! This here's a story about what happens when parents try to impose restrictions on their slutty daughter.
A ninth grade, upset with her parent's strict rules, sought council from a 16-year-old friend. This being the Altai Krai, the friend had just the solution: hire a couple of thugs she knew to kill them. The thugs were also under-age, and therefore only cost 15,000 rubles (or about $300 per padre). Even a 15-year-old could afford their services.
As the saying goes, the ninth grader got what she paid for. She gave the two guys keys to her apartment and told them to lie in wait for her parents. When the mom came home, they met her with knives, stabbing her 31 times. But waiting around someone else's apartment with a corpse can get old after a while, especially when they started imagining that some neighbors must have heard the screams. Of course, this is Russia, where daytime screams are not worth a call to the militsia, but the killers were green and decided to flee without waiting for dad to get home. When he came back from work that night, he found his wife dead in a pool of blood.
Altai courts just finished the sentencing, and the killers got nine years each. The daughter got five years, and her friend four-and-a-half. There was no word if she tried pleading for leniency on the grounds that she had just lost her mother.