Who is Eduard Seleznev? Cannibal killed 3 of his friends, stored boiled body parts in plastic bags to eat later

Eduard Seleznev, 51, killed all three of them when they had had passed out from drinking too much alcohol


                            Who is Eduard Seleznev? Cannibal killed 3 of his friends, stored boiled body parts in plastic bags to eat later
Eduard Seleznev arrested in Russia (Russian federation)
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ARKHANGELSK, RUSSIA: Eduard Seleznev, also known as 'Arkhangelsk Cannibal', who killed and ate the body parts of three of his friends, was found guilty of all the charges and sentenced to life imprisonment in a special regime colony in Russia. As part of Seleznev’s sentence, he has also been asked to pay over one million rubles (roughly $14,000) in restitution to the victims’ family members.

Seleznev, 51, from Arkhangelsk, north-west Russia, was convicted of killing the three friends between March 2016 and March 2017. It was also reported during his extensive trial that he boiled and used their cooked remains as food after stabbing them. He performed the gory deed when they passed out from drinking too much alcohol. As per the report from The Sun, Seleznev had been charged with double murder in the past and was released after serving 13 years in jail, following which he performed these heinous crimes.

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Who is Eduard Seleznev

Seleznev was born in 1969 in the north-west part of Russia. Since his young age, he was described as a slow student and a habitual smoker who reportedly got engaged in thefts. On several occasions, he was convicted of embezzlement and after his release in 2000, he started living in basements where he survived by killing cats, dogs, and birds - whose corpses he would later eat. As per the reports from his trial, Seleznev killed his first victim in 2016. The victim is said to be a fellow homeless man he had met at a homeless shelter with whom he shared a room. He killed the homeless man with a knife and dismembered his body with an ax. He even boiled some of the remains as he had trouble gulping down the hard body flesh. As for the rest of the body parts, he packaged them in plastic bags and threw them into a nearby river. Seleznev’s first cannibalistic crime reportedly went unnoticed for two years.

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In March 2018, he moved into the apartment of a man, whom he promptly killed and cannibalized in a similar manner. However, after murdering and eating his body parts, he decided to stay in the flat and started working at a local meat processing plant. Things turned south when the victim’s family members tried to get in touch with their kin but only found Seleznev living at the apartment. When he was asked about the whereabouts of his roommate, he replied that the man was well and had moved to St. Petersburg where he supposedly had been offered a job. When the family members saw the apartment, they found odd-looking unpackaged meat lying on the floor. However, the father of the missing man also found a jacket with Seleznev’s passport in it, as well as the bank card with the name of a man he didn’t recognize. His personal details made the family suspicious and they went to the police.

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Seleznev was quickly arrested by the local authorities, who brought him to the police station for questioning. He confessed to all the crimes and revealed the gory details of how he murdered his three drinking companions since 2016. He also claimed to have eaten several animals but added that he heard a voice that had ordered him to kill and consume humans. Seleznev's latest trial began in January 2020 and he was later found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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