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Eduard Seleznev Biography
Eduard Seleznev, 51, from Arkhangelsk, in the northwestern region of Arkhangelsk Oblast, was convicted of killing three friends between March 2016 and March 2017.
Known as the ‘Cannibal of Arkhangelsk’, Seleznev admitted to stabbing his friends, aged 59, 43 and 34, to death while they were drunk, before boiling their bodies and eating the cooked remains.
Russia’s highest court today confirmed Seleznev’s life sentence following an unsuccessful appeal by his lawyers.
The victims, who have not been named, were sliced up by Seleznev, who kept the meat he wanted to eat in plastic bags and dumped the rest into a local river.
Eduard Seleznev Age
Eduard Seleznev was 51 year old.
police officers who started a missing person investigation.
His other two victims had no relatives to search for them.
The court heard that Seleznev also cooked cats, dogs, birds and other small animals found on the streets.
When the men’s bodies were finally discovered, police said the advanced state of decomposition and the condition after they had been partially severed made identification difficult.
Seleznev is believed to have already served 13 years in prison for another double murder.
The psychiatrists declared him sane and fully responsible for the deaths of his three friends and Seleznev was ordered to be tried again for his latest crimes.
The Russian penal code does not include cannibalism, so the defendant was tried for murder and misuse of body parts of the victims.
The Supreme Court of Russia, after re-evaluating all the evidence, sentenced Seleznev to life in prison without the possibility of parole.