Married to a murderer!
THESE WOMEN HAVE ALL FALLEN IN LOVE WITH KILLERS
IN LOVE WITH THE CHESSBOARD KILLER
He’s one of the world’s most gruesome killers, serving life in prison for murdering at least 48 men, women and children.
Russia’s Alexander Pichushkin, 43, battered most of his victims to death using a hammer – leaving them with a bottle wedged in their cracked skull as a sick calling card.
Despite, or perhaps because of, his infamy, he has long received letters from women intrigued by him – but 30-yearold children’s shop worker Natalya has won a special place in his heart. The pair say they are engaged and she even calls herself Natalya Pichushkin, as if they are already married.
‘I love him more than life itself,’ she says of the man known as the ‘chessboard killer’,
because of his aim to murder one victim for each square on a standard chessboard.
Natalya started writing to him when she was just 22.
‘I managed to get rid – psychologically – of my thoughts that I was dealing with a maniac. And I loved what I see behind this,’ she says.
Now 30 and keen for a baby, her first choice of father would be Pichushkin, but she knows this is unlikely.
‘It’s not a problem to find a sperm donor,’ she says.
Using the pet name Sasha for the killer, she goes on: ‘Sasha understands all this and supports me. I will always belong to Sasha.’
In 2007, Pichushkin was convicted of killing at least 48 people and was sentenced to life in prison, with 15 years in solitary confinement.
In 2014, Natalya posed in a wedding dress for a documentary as a sign of her love for ‘Sasha’.