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He suffered a severe head injury as a child which resulted in him being sent to a school for children with learning disabilities.
Russian media has speculated that Pichushkin was motivated, in part, by a macabre competition with another notorious Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo, the 'Rostov Ripper', who was convicted in 1992 of killing 53 children and young women over a 12-year period. Pichushkin has said his aim was to kill 64 people, the number of squares on a chessboard. He later recanted this statement, saying that he would have continued killing indefinitely had he not been stopped.
Pichushkin committed his first homicide on 27 July 1992 when he was 18. The victim was Mikhail Odichuk. They had been classmates, and Pichushkin had invited Odichuk on a killing expedition. Pichuskin had openly told Odichuk that he wanted to kill someone, and suggested they cooperate in the act. Odichuk had tagged along, half in jest, probably not quite sure what to expect. When Pichushkin realized that Odichuk was not serious about killing, he killed Odichuk instead.
Pichushkin stepped up his crimes in 2001. Pichushkin targeted primarily elderly homeless men by luring them with the offer of free vodka. After drinking with them, he would throw them down sewers in a park.
The murder of Marina Moskalyova, 36, in June 2006, was his last. When her body was found in Bitsa Park, complete with Pichushkin's trademark injuries, a metro ticket found in her possession led authorities to review surveillance tape footage from the Moscow metro system, where she was filmed, just hours before her death, walking on the platform accompanied by Pichushkin. According to the documentary, "Serial Killers", Pichushkin, once apprehended, led police officers to the scenes of many of his crimes in Bitsa Park, and demonstrated a keen recollection of how the murders were committed. He was filmed reenacting them in great detail, a process which is a regular part of Russian criminal investigation. He also revealed that some of the murders he committed were not done using his preferred method (hammer blows to the back of the head), but by throwing his victims down into the network of sewers running underneath Bitsa Park (although one of his victims did survive this ordeal). He claimed that while killing people he felt like God as he decided whether his victims should live or die. "In all cases I killed for only one reason. I killed in order to live, because when you kill, you want to live," he once said. "For me, life without murder is like life without food for you. I felt like the father of all these people, since it was me who opened the door for them to another world." Experts at the Serbsky Institute, Russia's main psychiatric clinic, have found Pichushkin sane, but suffering from antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
He was arrested on 16 June 2006, and convicted on 24 October 2007 of 49 murders and 3 attempted murders. He asked a Russian court to add an additional 11 victims to his body count, bringing his claimed death toll to 60, and 3 surviving victims. During his trial, as with Andrei Chikatilo, Pichushkin was housed in a glass cage for his own protection. It took Judge Vladimir Usov an hour to read the verdict: life in prison with the first 15 years to be spent in solitary confinement. Pichushkin is spending his days in solitary confinement at the Arctic penal colony "Polar Owl".
Alexander lived with his paternal grandfather, whose death sent him into a spiral of alcoholism.
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