Pichushkin was arrested in June 2006 after police found his name and phone number on a piece of paper that a woman who was killed in the park had left for her son. He denied involvement at first, but then confessed to the murder after police confronted him with video from a subway surveillance camera that showed him accompanying the victim, according to the authorities.
Pichushkin went on to confess to at least 62 murders and led police to the bodies, investigators said.
Shortly after his arrest, police invited NTV to film and broadcast his confessions to counter speculation that he had been coerced.
"For me, a life without murder is like a life without food for you," Pichushkin bragged in his TV confession. "I felt like the father of all these people, since it was I who opened the door for them to another world."
Police found his chessboard with numbers attached to its squares, all the way to 62, and Pichushkin also used the chessboard to keep stoppers from bottles of vodka he offered his victims, his lawyer said.
Experts at the Serbsky Institute, Russia's main psychiatric clinic, have found Pichushkin sane.
Russian media, including the government-run Rossisskaya Gazeta, have speculated that Pichushkin may have been motivated by a macabre competition with Russia's most notorious serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo, who was convicted in 1992 of killing 52 children and young women in 12 years.
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俄羅斯媒體，包括政府經營的Rossisskaya Gazeta推測Pichushkin或許是因為一個跟俄羅斯最臭名遠揚的Andrei Chikatilo，一個在1992年因為殺了５２個小孩和年輕女人被判罪１２年的連環殺手的可怕競爭所驅使。Source(s): 自己翻的，絕對不是翻譯機ˇˇ