Russia was shocked this week by the arrest of a 68-year-old woman being dubbed the babushka serial killer..
And not just that crime.
RT followed the story and has an extensive report about the babushka wearing murderer.. This from the report:
The search there produced evidence suggesting that this was not the first violent crime committed by Samsonova. Further investigation led to a discovery straight out of a horror movie.
The investigators found a detailed diary she had kept for some years in three languages, the report said, in which Samsonova accounted for a dozen murders since the late 1990s.
Neighbors have described Samsonova as an “misfit.” It was revealed that she had previously been treated by a mental health clinic on more than occasion, and been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Once detained for Valentina’s murder, she initially said that the victim set her up and that another neighbor, a health worker by trade, assisted her in the killing, which was proved to be a lie.
Samsonova also told police that she graduated from St. Petersburg ballet school, but in reality she used to be a bellhop in a hotel.
Police say that before killing her victims she used to sedate them with powerful drugs to immobilize them.
Various other names are being used to describe the the killer–the media enjoys dubbing someone something, in this instance creativity is taking hold. Like this: The ‘Granny Ripper.’ The Babushka Yaga. Or this.. Granny the Ripper. And countless more.
While some may be having obvious fun with the age of the criminal, the murders seem as horrific as anything conducted by a killer less her age. Brutal and inescapable.
And now with a diary, police believe it’s proove enough that she committed countless other crimes beyond the pale.
One neighbor told RT reporters that this entire scenario was even worse than a horror movie.
Funny she said that. The first thing I thought was that some creative movie maker out there was going to make a horror film based on this.
Which in itself seems tragic and gross just as much as the crime that may inspire it..