Russian man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing and eating three of his friends

February 14, 2021 | Updated 10:40 am

Russian man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing and eating three of his friends

A Russian man was sentenced to jail for killing three of his friends between March 2016 and March 2017. Eduard Seleznev, who originally resides from the city of Arkhangelsk, is properly also known as the “Arkhangelsk Cannibal”.

The 51-year-old was sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in Russia, however, Eduard’s lawyers did appeal against the decision and are now the Russian highest court has confirmed the sentence.

During his trail, Seleznev admitted that he had boiled the bodies of his drinking buddies and later used their cooked remains as food. He also confessed that he had stabbed all three of his victims after they passed out from consuming too much alcohol.

Aged 59, 43 and 34, the three victims were sliced up for all the best parts Eduard wanted to eat. As per reports, those said parts were stored in plastic bags and the rest were dumped in a local river.

Seleznev’s bizarre eating habits also includes cooking local cats, dogs, birds and other small animals which can be found easily on the streets.

Reports also revealed that the convict had moved into the apartment of one of his victims and had told the man’s parents that their son left for another city due to work related causes. He also narrated the same story to the cops who had started a missing person investigation.

When the bodies were eventually recovered, the police revealed that the advanced state of decay made it very difficult to identify the bodies.

Reports further added that Eduard was also charged with double murder in the past but was released after serving 13 years in jail.

The 51-year-old was further ordered to stand trial upon getting declared sane by psychiatrists and was fully named responsible for his actions.

The Russian Supreme Court, has sentenced Seleznev to a life imprisonment without any possibility of parole.