This man was nicknamed “The Rostov Ripper” for killing at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Ukraine. He was a monster, attempting to rape his victims before stabbing them to death — often in a rage over his own impotence. He was executed in 1994 by a single gunshot to the back of the head.
A Soviet Serial Killer : The Rostov Ripper
Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo born on the 16th of October 1936 was a Soviet serial killer, and was nicknamed as “The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, and The Rostov Ripper”, who committed the murder of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990. Chikatilo confessed to a total of 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992 and subsequently executed in the 14th of February 1994.
Nicknamed The Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper, and The Rostov Ripper
On 14 October, the court reconvened and the judge read the list of murders again, not finishing until the following day. On 15 October, Chikatilo was found guilty of 52 of the 53 murders and sentenced to death for each offense. He was also found guilty of five counts of sexual assault committed during the years he worked as a teacher in the 1970s.
Chikatilo kicked his bench across his cage when he heard the verdict, and began shouting abuse. However, when given an opportunity to make a speech in response to the verdict, he remained silent. Upon passing final sentence, Judge Leonid Akhobzyanov made the following speech:
“Taking into consideration the monstrous crimes he committed, this court has no alternative but to impose the only sentence that he deserves. I therefore sentence him to death.”
On 14 February, Chikatilo was taken from his death row cell to a soundproofed room in Novocherkassk prison and executed with a single gunshot behind the right ear.