'Chess board killer' trial begins
Published time: 14 Sep, 2007 07:14 Edited time: 14 Sep, 2007 11:14
The first day of the trial of Aleksandr Pichushkin, the Russian man accused of murdering 49 people, has started. After his arrest last year Aleksandr Pichushkin claimed that he had taken the lives of more than 60 people, but he has refused to testify at t
It's been reported that he was aiming for 64 killings, one for every square of a chess board that was found in his apartment.
The majority of the murders took place in Bitsevsky Park in the south of Moscow.
Aleksandr Pichushkin has admitted his guilt and faces life in prison.