'Granny Ripper' Who Was Accused Of Kidnapping And Murdering Seven-Year-Old Dies Before Trial Ends

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Sofia Zhukova was convicted of killing three people and was on trial. She has been linked in Russia to several other unsolved murders. Neighbors believed that she made candy from her victims' flesh. Before her serial killer conviction concluded, she caught Covid in a detention prison.

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Pensioner charged with numerous grisly murders died of coronavirus

Before her prosecution had concluded, a pensioner charged with numerous grisly murders died of coronavirus. Owing to the gruesome string of murders she was convicted of having committed, Sofia Zhukova, from Russia, was reportedly identified as the 'Granny Ripper.'

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The 81-year-old was also suspected of having killed her 77-year-old companion and a 52-year-old male janitor

The OAP has been convicted of murdering three people, including Anastasia Alexeenko, a seven-year-old girl whose severed head was discovered in 2005. The 81-year-old was also suspected of having killed her 77-year-old companion and a 52-year-old male janitor.

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She contracted the fatal disease and died on 29 December

When she was in prison, however, she contracted the fatal disease and died on 29 December. Before she expired, police were also investigating, according to sources, whether four other suspicious deaths were linked to her.

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Internal organs related to Vasily Shlyakhtich, her tenant's janitor, were allegedly discovered back in 2019 in Zhukova's fridge

The court was shown footage of Zhukova using a replica ax during her trial to explain to the police how she killed her male victim. Internal organs related to Vasily Shlyakhtich, her tenant's janitor, were allegedly discovered back in 2019 in Zhukova's fridge, although she denied she was a cannibal.

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Zhukova had confirmed that she had captured Anastasia, a schoolgirl, and held her in captivity for three weeks

Speaking about his death, she said: "I killed the janitor, but he raped me. What do you think I should have done? I chopped him up with an axe."

And during a hearing, Zhukova confirmed that she had captured Anastasia, a schoolgirl, and held her in captivity for three weeks. The girl was later discovered near to her home with her head chopped off, and 14 years after the suspected murder, DNA belonging to her was discovered in Zhukova's bathroom.

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She was also on trial for the attempted murder of three people when she died

Last year, Zhukova's trial suffered some complications after she withdrew her admissions about the murder of a teenage girl and an old woman whose body was never identified.

The judge demanded that her convictions be changed, according to sources, but she was also on trial for the attempted murder of three people when she died.

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