Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo Case Study

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My client is Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo( Russian) was born October 16,1936 – February 14, 1994) was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in Russia, and Ukraine. Chikatilo confessed to a total of 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992 and executed in February 1994. Chikatilo's parents were farm laborers who lived in a hut, and who received no wages for their work, but instead received the right to a plot of land behind the family hut. The family rarely had enough food; Chikatilo recalled his childhood as being blighted by poverty, ridicule, hunger, and war. In…show more content…
Chikatilo was analyzed by a senior psychiatrist, Dr. Andrei Tkachenko, came to the conclusion on October 18 that, although suffering from borderline personality disorder with sadistic features, Chikatilo was legally sane and competent to stand trial.In December 1991, details of Chikatilo's arrest and a brief summary of his crimes were released to the newly liberated Russian media by police. My client has suffered throughout childhood and due to the abuse from his mother, the starvation he went through as a child, I can feel for my patient’s pain. I do not condone his killing of other humans or how he tortured them and even consumed some of their organs. He had also gauged out the eyes of some of his victims because he saw the eyes as a mirror that even though, dead, his victims could still see his vision. Andrei was a very sick
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