Mentally-ill man CONFESSES to brutally murdering parents with hammer during vacation in chilling video

Stepanov attacked his parents with a hammer and then choked them with wire before calmly washing his face and leaving the hotel situated in Antalya

Mentally-ill man CONFESSES to brutally murdering parents with hammer during vacation in chilling video
Dmitry Stepanov was arrested by the police after he confessed to killing his mother (bottom inset) and father (top inset) with a hammer (Screenshots from @ReadovkaWorld/Twitter video)
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Trigger warning: This article contains graphic description and imagery of crime that could be traumatic to some readers. Discretion is advised.

ANTALYA, TURKEY: A Russian tourist confessed to killing his mother and father in a video posted on social media. Dmitry Stepanov, 30, was vacationing in Turkey at a 5-star hotel when he struck his father Pavel, 62, and his mother Tatiana, 64 with a hammer. The mentally ill murderer even recorded the killings on camera and turned on music as he carried out the horrific crime. 

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According to Hurriyet, investigators believe that initially, Stepanov attacked his parents with a hammer and then choked them with wire before calmly washing his face and leaving the hotel situated in Antalya. Despite turning up the music, other guests at the hotel heard the noise and complained about it. The hotel staff discovered the gruesome scene when they went to the room after receiving several complaints. They immediately dialed to the 112 Emergency Service without any delay. After leaving the hotel, the 30-year-old recorded a confession video where he admitted to killing his parents. The video apparently went viral on Telegram, The Sun reported. 

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"People, my name is Dima. I killed my father today because he has been pressuring me since I was a child," he said in the chilling video. Stepanov alleged that his father often harmed him during his childhood but also said he was put into a secure psychiatric facility.

He added that he had been released from the facility but was scared about going back and wanted vengeance for his broken life.  “My childhood dream was to kill him. Think about it. It came true. Because children's dreams have to come true. That's all so far,” he said before ending the video.

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In the chilling video, a man in shorts was seen taking out a hammer and hiding it behind his back. A person was struck with the same large hammer when he came through the door. Stepanov's father died immediately on the spot, while his mother was declared dead later in hospital. A special team was formed by the Antalya Provincial Gendarmerie Command Public Security Branch Directorate Gendarmerie Crime Investigation Team (JASAT) and Manavgat District Gendarmerie Command to apprehend Stepanov.

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Police officers arrested him after he was seen wandering on the streets at the back of the shopping center in the Fabrikalar Mahallesi of Antalya's Kepez district. He was taken to the Çolaklı Gendarmerie Station for his proceedings.


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It was also reported that Stepanov injured one of his friends in almost a similar way with the help of a hammer, 15 years ago. 

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