Russian cannibal killer ate victims’ hearts

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A RUSSIAN serial killer who butchered nine victims with a knife and hammer, and said he ate two of their hearts, has been jailed for life.

Alexander Bychkov targeted alcoholics and the homeless, luring them to secluded spots where he killed them, cut them up and hid the body parts.

He described all nine killings in a diary with the words: “The bloody hunt of a predator born in the year of the dragon.” A court in the Penza region convicted the 24-year-old, who styled himself “Rambo”, of nine murders between September 2009 and January 2012.

Bychkov was arrested last year for raiding a hardware shop of tools and around £200 in cash. It was then that evidence of the murders came to light.