No remorse from Chessboard killer
Most of the victims, many of them homeless men, were killed over the course of five years in Bitsevsky Park, a sprawling wild green area on the southern edge of Moscow. 14 bodies have still not been found.
Pichushkin, who was held in a glass cage in the courtroom, refused to make a final statement Monday. “A final statement?'' he said, speaking through a microphone. ”It sounds grim. I donate my final statement to all the deaf and mute.''
The Judge is expected to make his final address to the Jury on Tuesday. A final jury verdict is expected by Wednesday.
It is alleged Pichushkin kept a constant record of his victims and he claims to have killed 63 people, but was aiming to kill 64 – the number of squares on a chess board.