Russian Satan Worshippers stabbed four Russian teenagers 666 times each, dismembered them, cooked them in bonfires, then ate them in a ritual murder that has rocked the city of Yaroslavl. Most of the eight Satanists, four of whom were only teenagers when they committed the act back in 2008, were eventually given jail sentences of up to 20 years.
The teen victims, ages 15-17, disappeared in June 2008, sparking a press frenzy. Their bodies were found in the woods on August 12. Their heads, arms, and legs were removed; some of them had their hearts, scalps, and genitals removed. (source: True Crime Report)
The “gang of goths” were arrested by police for performing the gory Satanic ritual. Teens themselves, ages 17 to 19, the gang lured the four unsuspecting victims to a forested area near the Yaroslavl city limits in two separate incidents. During the first incident, on June 28, 2008, the gang lured in Olga Pukhova and Anna Gorokhova, killing and dismembering them. On June 29th, the Satanists attacked and killed Varya Kuzmina and her boyfriend Andrei Sorokin. The authorities would find the arms and legs of the victims in a pit decorated with Satanic symbols. They said that each victim was stabbed 666 times. (source: UK Telegraph)
Nikolai Ogolobyak - Satanist Cult Leader
Alexander Voronovic - another Satanist kid who was arrested
Russian Teen Victims
The victims, said to belong to the goth lifestyle, told their families that they were going to the Nashestvie music festival, which was a lie since the festival wouldn’t happen for another month. Police investigation revealed that they had made phone calls to the home of the alleged Satanic cult leader – Nikolai Ogolobyak (also known as “Graf”). Ogolobyak lived about 820 feet away from the site of the murders.
Nikolai Ogolobyak's Home
Varya Kuzmina reportedly called a friend from Ogolobyak’s apartment the night of her murder and said: “I don’t like it here, something’s not right. I’ll tell you about it later.”
One of the eight arrested Satanists, Anton Makovkin, had spent time in a psychological facility, but was later released. He refused to renounce his beliefs, allegedly saying “Satan will help me avoid responsibility – I’ve brought him many victims.” Makovkin was also known by the nickname “Dr. Got.”
After the murders, the perpetrators supposedly lit a bonfire near their cottage, cooked their victims body parts, and ate them. At the site, a body of a small rodent was also found, crucified on an upside-down cross. (source: Daily Mail)
Upside down cross found at the scene
The body parts of the victims were found in a pit near Ogolobyak’s apartment block.
Victim: Varya Kuzmina
Victim: Olga Pukhova
Victim: Andrei Sorokin
Victim: Anya Gorokhova
Alexander Voronovic, one of the suspects, said that in 2006 his gang had previously dug up a grave of a girl and ate her heart. Another gang member explained his actions this way: “I tried to turn to God, but it didn’t bring me any money. I prayed to Satan, and things improved.”
Typical apartment blocks in the town of Yaroslavl:
The Yaroslavl Regional Court sentenced the perpetrators, who all pleaded guilty, to prison on July 26, 2010. The courtroom was closed to the public because the details of the murder case were too gruesome. All were charged with murder; 4 of them were accused of desecrating the bodies of the victims. Andrei Makovkin (aka “Dr. Got”) was found criminally insane and was sentenced to a psychiatric institution. (source: Huffington Post)
Another suspect, Sergey Karpenko, was charged with criminal complicity. He was released in his own recognizance. (source: Pravda
Between the murders and the sentencing:
The suspects spent a year and a half in a detention facility. Two of them were kept in a cell for minors, where they were reading theological books. Surprisingly, the detention facility personnel had nothing but good things to say about them. They said the teenagers were nice, quiet and caused no problems. They also were top students in their class. No one could think they were capable of what they have done. Their parents cannot believe the crimes their children have committed. All suspects are from successful, well educated families.