Aleksandr Nikolaevich Spesivtsev (born March 1, 1970 , Novokuznetsk , RSFSR , USSR ) is a Soviet and Russian serial killer , a maniac cannibal , raped , tortured , killed and ate women and children in 1991 and from February to September 1996 [4 ]  . On his account there are 20 proven victims (according to some sources - 4  ), although their exact number is still unknown. According to some reports, the number of victims of a maniac can reach 82 people  . Crimes were committed in the hometown of Alexander - Novokuznetsk  . A feature of his crimes is their commission in their own apartment. His mother assisted him in committing crimes and at the same time a sister was present in the apartment  .
|Alexander Nikolaevich Spesivtsev|
Alexander Spesivtsev during interrogation
|Birth name||Alexander Nikolaevich Spesivtsev|
|Nickname|| " Novokuznetsk monster " |
|Date of Birth||March 1, 1970 (49 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Novokuznetsk , RSFSR , USSR|
|Citizenship|| USSR → |
|Number of victims|| It is proved: 4  or 20  , |
Estimated: 82 
|Kill period|| 1991 year |
February - October 1996
|The main region of the killings||Novokuznetsk|
|Way to kill||Knife wounds of bodies with their subsequent dismemberment with a hacksaw in their own apartment|
|Motive||Cannibalism , Mental Disorder , Sadism , Sexual|
|Date of arrest||October 27, 1996|
Life Before Crime
Spesivtsev was born on March 1, 1970 in the city of Novokuznetsk, where he lived with his mother, father and older sister Nadezhda  . The father drank heavily and cheated on his mother, but she broke up with him only after 15 years, never formalizing a divorce. Subsequently, in the three-room apartment of their parents at the address: Pionersky Prospekt, 53, apt. 357, located on the ninth floor, Spesivtsev committed all his crimes  .
Alexander Spesivtsev was born with a weight deficit and then often got sick. Until the age of 12, he slept in his mother’s bed. He was a hooligan child, but his mother always protected him.
When Lyudmila Spesivtseva, who worked as a foreman at the school, was kicked out for plundering the plumbing, she got a job as an assistant lawyer in court . She loved to bring home photographs of corpses from criminal cases and examined them for a long time with her son. Criminal cases replaced books for Alexander; he later said that he had a strange sensation when he looked at photographs. Spesivtseva’s sister worked in the same court as a clerk.
According to the neighbor, the Spesivtsevs never used the elevator and went up to the ninth floor on foot  .
In 1988, Spesivtsev was sent for compulsory treatment to the psychiatric hospital No. 12 of Novokuznetsk. [four]
In 1991, Alexander met a girl named Evgeny Guselnikova.  They walked together, Alexander read poetry to her, but once beat her, and she decided to break off relations with him.  Then he locked the girl in his apartment and cruelly tortured me for a month. According to the official version, she died of sepsis .  Her whole body was covered with purulent abscesses, due to which the doctors most likely did not establish the true cause of death. [four]
Doctors found that Spesivtsev needed psychiatric treatment, and in 1992, by the decision of the Novokuznetsk People's Court, he was sent to the Oryol Psychiatric Clinic with a diagnosis of schizophrenia .  After 3 years, Spesivtsev with signs of remission was discharged from the hospital .  No notes were made about his discharge, and law enforcement authorities believed that he was in the clinic. He was also very worried about the non-healing genital inflammation  , because at the clinic, at his own request, one of his roommates sewed a pellet there.
His next victim was a young girl named Lyudmila. Spesivtsev, trying to hide the traces of the crime, dismembered her corpse, and his mother buried the remains in a vacant lot  .
In April-May 1996, he met six guys at the age of twelve at the construction site of a department store under construction opposite the Novokuznetskaya hotel and offered to rob the apartment (the victims did not know that this was Spesivtsev's apartment). Having lured them into the room, I stabbed them with a knife.
A few days later Spesivtsev dealt with two girls of 12 and 14 years old. He lured them into an apartment on the pretext of a commercial offer, offering to sell the soap that he would give them.
In June 1996, four people became victims of the maniac. Of these, two girls, one woman about 40 years old and a man about 35 years old. The last two were never identified. All of them were killed and dismembered. All Spesivtsev cut out the loin parts, which he ate and fed them his diver dog .
In July, 19-year-old Natalya found her death in Spesivtsev’s apartment.
In August, two 12-year-old girls died  .
Spesivtsev’s mother lured the last three victims of the maniac to her son’s apartment, under the pretext of helping to open the door.   Spesivtsev was immediately killed by 13-year-old Nastya, who tried to hit him to save herself.  For about a month, he kept the other two, chained with handcuffed handcuffs, mocked him in every possible way, tortured, raped, and forced her to cut her friend's body and eat her remains. All this time, his mother and sister often came to the apartment, who saw what was happening, but did nothing. Then he brutally killed 13-year-old Zhenya. He made the last victim - 15-year-old Olya to dismember the body and eat a soup of her own girlfriend’s meat with him   . Spesivtseva’s dog gnawed the bones of her friends on her own eyes.  
A neighbor, retired Lydia Vedenina, called the police in early summer complaining of a cadaveric smell and deafeningly loud music from the Spesivtsev’s apartment. She urged him to check, but no one came  .
They caught Spesivtsev by accident: during a planned detour for the purpose of prevention before the winter heating season , a plumber team knocked on the maniac's apartment. He refused to let them in, citing the fact that he was locked up due to his mental disorder . Plumbers called the district policeman who broke open the door. In the bath, field investigators discovered a torso of a girl without arms and legs, and a severed head and chest were removed from the tank. Spesivtsev himself managed to escape on the roof of the house, but two days later he was arrested at his own entrance. [four]
After being released from captivity, 15-year-old Olya Galtseva, taken by a maniac as a hostage, managed to give detailed testimonies against him and died three days later in a hospital.  
From the testimony of the victim: 
When Andrei (as Spesivtsev introduced himself to the girls) killed Nastya, at night he ordered us to cut the corpse into pieces so that it would be easier to hide. He gave us a hacksaw for metal, with it we cut a corpse, cut meat from bones with a knife. He himself did not do this, only commanded. He fed the dog meat and bones. Zhenya and I carried the cut-off parts to the bathroom, where we put them in the bath and the tank. Both the grandmother and the woman saw all this, were present in the apartment. That's for sure. All the rest of the days he beat us with Zhenya. He broke his wife’s hand, broke her head, several times he sewed her head himself with a simple needle and thread.
List of alleged victims
- 16-year-old Evgenia Guselnikova
- February - Trunova Elena Valeryevna 09.30.75 D.O.B.
- April - Elena Kotkina, born on 2.04.74
- May - Nosovets Alexander Viktorovich, born September 15, 86
- May - Nosovets Olga Viktorovna, born on 27.01.85
- May - Vorobyov Dmitry Viktorovich, born on 05/11/84
- May - Vorobyova Irina Viktorovna 07/23/82
- May - Krovets K., born on 25.04.85
- May - Konstantin 13 years (no data)
- May - Pavel 13 years old (no data)
- June - Elena Sachkova, born January 17, 83
- June - Nikolaeva Olga Gennadievna, born January 19, 81
- June - Hope 40 years (no data)
- June - Valentine 35 years (no data)
- July - Natalya Yurievna Voinova, born on 10.02.77
- August - Shatalina Galina Anatolyevna born on 3.07.84
- August - Olga Tsvetaeva born on 04/13/84
- September - Anastasia Petrovna Burnaeva, born on 9.06.83
- September - Barashkina Evgenia Mikhailovna born on 15.02.83
- September - Galtseva Olga Vasilievna born on 3.04.81  .
The militia discovered one of the wasteland in the wasteland between the pedagogical institute and the dance floor before the Spesivtsevs' arrest in June 1996.  About 70 fragments of children's bodies were discovered here  . Experts then established that they belong to fifteen children aged 3 to 14 years  .
At the same time, Spesivtsev lurked, and soon a series of brutal rape and murder of children similar in handwriting took place in the city of Togliatti and its environs. The maniac was installed quickly - it turned out to be the unemployed Oleg Rylkov . At first he was mistaken for a maniac from Novokuznetsk, but soon the last three victims disappeared in the city.
Card files of psychiatric clinics were checked, but Spesivtsev did not come into the attention of the investigation due to a bureaucratic error - according to documents, he was still being treated at the Oryol Psychiatric Hospital.
As a result, Spesivtsev was charged with 19 murders   . He confessed to them, but then refused his words. The investigation was able to prove his participation in 4 crimes  .
To identify the remains needed an expensive genetic examination. In Novokuznetsk, a forensic laboratory was called up, which occupied a carriage of a passenger train, but there was not enough money for a comprehensive investigation  .
The exact number of Spesivtsev’s victims has not been established. During the search , about 40 jewelry and 82 sets of bloodied clothes were found, as well as naked photographs of unknown children. Not all things could be identified by the relatives of the children who died at the hands of a maniac.
According to the Russian Interior Ministry operative Anatoly Derkach, the main motive for Spesivtsev in committing crimes was the desire to mock and mock his victims, because by threatening with a knife and forcing girls to have sexual intercourse, he forced them to pray for mercy, which caused Spesivtsev to have a sense of self-worth and omnipotence  .
In 1997, for the murder of 3 girls, Spesivtsev, recognized as responsible, was sentenced to 10 years in prison   .
In 1998, a new case began under Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Organization of an illegal armed formation”   . At the V.P. Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Spesivtsev underwent a new psychiatric examination and was declared insane  . According to a new court decision, the killer was sent for compulsory treatment  to the Volgograd psychiatric hospital of a special type with intensive monitoring (Volgograd region, Kamyshinsky district, the village of Dvoryanskoe  ). According to the first deputy chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Novokuznetsk (Alexander Kolomiets), in the event of Spesivtsev’s recovery, he faces a long term of imprisonment in episodes where he was recognized as responsible  .
Spesivtsev’s mother, 60-year-old Lyudmila Yakovlevna, admitted that she herself brought the girls to her son, and then buried their remains  . The prosecution insisted on 15 years of imprisonment, and the defense requested Spesivtseva to make a completely acquittal sentence  . Spesivtseva herself did not plead guilty  . The court found her guilty of complicity in 3 murders and sentenced to 13 years in prison with detention in a penal colony  . In 2008, she was released and recently, together with her daughter, lives in one of the villages near the city of Osinniki  .
Spesivtseva's sister, despite the fact that she was a witness to crimes, did not suffer any punishment.
In popular culture
- 2000 - “Siberian Ripper” - release of the program “ Criminal Russia ”
- 2016 - “ Siberian Ripper ” - feature film by Sergei Vital
- Bagaev, 10/07/1999 , p. 12.
- Serial killers: Alexander Spesivtsev
- Potapov, 06/26/2013 .
- Modestov, 1997 .
- Bennett, 05/25/1997 .
- neighbor of the serial maniac Spisevtseva tells
- Novokuznetsk cannibal and his “caring” mother ...
- Cannibalism Latest Gruesome Symptom of Russian Social Ills
- Kislitsyna, 11/08/1999 .
- Maksimenko L. The famous Kuzbass cannibal Spesivtsev will be released from the special clinic? // Komsomolskaya Pravda , 11.11.2011
- in Russian
- Bagaev E. Cannibal family // Kommersant . - 10/07/1999. - No. 183 . - S. 12 .
- Kislitsyna T. Documents from the criminal case of the Spesivtsevs // Kuznetsk Worker . - 11/08/1999.
- Leonov M. Novokuznetsk cannibal: cannibal Sasha and his “caring” mother ... // Crime Ukraine. - November 16, 2009.
- Modestov N. S. Maniacs ... Blind death: Chronicle of serial killings. - M .: Nadezhda-I, 1997 .-- 284 p. - (Criminal secrets). - ISBN 5-86150-041-X .
- Potapova Yu. Ministry of Internal Affairs: Serial maniac and cannibal Spesivtsev will not be released // Russian newspaper . - 06/26/2013.
- Oksana Neboyaka. Shadow of the cannibal // Kuznetsk worker : newspaper. - 2013. - No. 71 (19461) . - S. 1 . - ISSN 2226207-5 .
- in other languages
- Insane Russian accused of killing, eating people , Toledo Blade (October 6, 1999). Date of treatment January 22, 2010.
- Bennett V. Cannibalism Latest Gruesome Symptom of Russian Social Ills // Los Angeles Times . - May 25, 1997.
- Buval J. . Der Kannibalenclan . - Augsburg: Weltbild-Verlag, 2001 .-- 149 p. - ISBN 3-89604-523-7 . (inaccessible link)