Early Life of Alexandr Pichushkin
Born April 9th, 1974 in Mytishchi, Moscow. Known as the Chessboard Killer, Alexander Pichushkin was convicted of murdering 48 people in Moscow in 2007. He appeared to be in competition with one of Russiaís most well-known serial killers,Andrei Chikatilo, who was convicted of 52 murders in 1992.
Little is known of Pichushkin’s early years. He had some type of head injury around the age of four and spent time in an institute for the disabled as a child.
Around the time of Chikatilo’s trial in 1992, Pichushkin committed his first murder. He was just a teenager when he pushed a boy out of a window, according to Pichushkin’s televised confession. While the police did question him in the case, it was later declared a suicide. “This first murder, it’s like first love, it’s unforgettable,” he later said.