Man rapes and kills 5-year-old son, leaves chilling message in his blood: 'I gave you life, I'll take it'
34-year-old Savva Nikitin also allegedly killed his wife Maria, who had found about him "raping" the five-year-old child and threatened to alert authorities
A man suspected of pedophilia with his 5-year-old son reportedly stabbed the toddler to death and then wrote an eerie message in the boy's blood, reading "I gave you life, I will take it" at his Moscow apartment.
The man, identified as 34-year-old Savva Nikitin, also allegedly killed his wife Maria, who had found about him "raping" the five-year-old child and threatened to alert authorities.
Savva also called Maria "Judas" in a sign written in blood in their apartment, according to the Daily Mail.
Law enforcement officials said that the 34-year-old stabbed his son, Mark, at least 62 times with a knife and a screwdriver and later confessed to police that he had sexually abused the child before killing him.
Savva, who is the son of famous Crimean author Alexander Nikitin, also tried to kill himself with a knife, however, he failed to take his life.
He later confessed to officials that he had killed his son and his wife. He also said that the chilling quote written in blood on the floor of his flat – "I gave you life, I will take it" — was from a novel 'Taras Bulba' written by a nineteenth century Russian author Nikolai Gogol.
Reports state that Savva also wrote "Masha (Maria) is Judas" on a windowsill in their flat in Moscow.
The mother reportedly fought back during a fight and left numerous scratches on her husband's body before she was strangled.
Savva confessed to the state authorities in hospital, saying he had had "perverted" sex with his son and that his wife had found about his "intimate relations" with the boy. Savva, who is unemployed, is currently under 24-hour armed police guard in a Moscow hospital.
The family had reportedly moved from Crimea to the Medvedkovo suburb in Moscow in 2014 when the Black Sea province was annexed by Vladimir Putin's troops.
Their neighbors described them as "happy" and "friendly"
The Russian Investigative Committee confirmed a criminal probe into the two deaths at the apartment. Savva reportedly faces up to 20 years of imprisonment for the two murders.