Granny suspected of murdering and eating more than 14 people
A 68-year-old woman is suspected of more than 14 murders stretching back decades according to police in Russia.
Tamara Samsonova was arrested earlier this week in connection with the killing of her friend, 79-year-old Valentina Ulanova.
Samsonova was spotted on CCTV dragging a black sack full of Ms Ulanova’s body parts before police found the woman’s decapitated corpse in a nearby pond.
They believe she drugged her victim and cut her up while she was still alive after a row over dirty tea cups.
The contents of the bag Samsonova was carrying
Cops are now searching for more victims after finding Samsonova’s writings, where she catalogues how she sawed off the heads and limbs of her victims before gouging out their lungs.
The former hotel worker wrote about how she craved human lungs and feasted upon various parts of her victims’ bodies.
Officers are attempting to link her writings with unsolved murder cases in St Petersburg where victims where dismembered and then found in bags.
Samsonova then listed what police originally said could total 14 murders.
This included a man whose business card was found in Samsonova’s home and whose torso was discovered, dumped 12-years ago.
Police also suspect the former hotel worker killed her husband, who went missing in 2005.
Samsonova’s diary describes how she butchered her former lodger.
"I killed my tenant Volodya, cut him to pieces in the bathroom with a knife, put the pieces of his body in plastic bags and threw them away."
Appearing in court the gran said “"I was getting ready for this court action for dozens of years.
"It was all done deliberately. With this last murder I closed the chapter."
“I am guilty and I deserve a punishment."
If convicted Samsonova could face the death penalty in Russia