The investigator who caught Chikatilo, revealed the mysteries in the life of a maniac

© Photo : courtesy of the MIA of Russia in the Rostov oblationers the major of militia in resignation Victor Burakov. Archive photoThe investigator who caught Chikatilo, revealed the mysteries in the life of a maniac© Photo : courtesy of the MIA of Russia in the Rostov region

Posted on Youtube the documentary «30 myths about Chikatilo,» in which major-General Viktor Burakov, who led the operation to apprehend the offender, revealed the mysteries of the life of one of the most famous killers.

Burakov was published 25 letters Chikatilo wrote from prison, as he thought, to his lawyer, but in fact these letters were read detectives and criminal psychiatrist. These letters formed the basis of the documentary.

As it became known from the film, for the first time Chikatilo confessed to the murders committed by his psychiatrist Alexander Bojanowska, and a decision on the death penalty of a maniac was made under pressure.

In addition, Burakov said that the criminal case against Chikatilo was removed, all the materials that testified to the mental illness of the offender. Based on these records, the murderer was to be put in a psychiatric hospital for treatment. Chikatilo’s behavior during the trial clearly pointed to the presence of the disease, in particular, one of them a criminal suddenly took off his pants.

In his letters Chikatilo also talked about his childhood and family. According to the criminal, his brother was supposedly eaten in Ukraine in 30-ies during the famine, when the very future maniac was 14, he tried to rape a grown woman.

At the moment, the investigation failed to prove Chikatilo committed 53 murders between 1978 and 1990. The criminal has confessed in 56 murders.

The investigator Viktor Burakov died 21 July 2018 at the age of 70 years. He supervised the operation of «the Forest», which was caught by a known maniac.

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