Russian man kills and eats drinking partner after running out of snacks at vodka party... and sells leftovers at market as PORK
- Local man buys meat, but sickened by smell when cooked
- Another cannibal also arrested in Russia killed string of people and ate their livers
By Matt Blake
15:58 GMT, 26 March 2012 | UPDATED:
16:18 GMT, 26 March 2012
A Russian man killed a drinking partner after he and his friends ran out of snacks at a vodka party - then sold the leftovers as pork at a market.
The 35-year-old admitted stabbing his fellow drinker, 41, to death before slicing flesh off the corpse, which he cooked and ate, police said.
The next day, the cannibal took more meat to a local market on Russky Island, Vladivostok, saying it was pork.
Gruesome: After snacking on his victim, the cannibal took more meat to a local market on Russky Island, near Vladivostok, pictured, saying it was pork
A local man bought the meat - but was sickened by the smell as he cooked it.
'He purchased some 'pork', but noticed as he cooked it, the smell was strange,' said investigative police spokeswoman Avrora Rimskaya.
'Despite this he ate the meat, and it tasted strange, too.
'The man then took the meat to the experts, who confirmed that it wasn't from an animal. Hearing this, the buyer immediately took it to the police.'
Officers went to his house where the suspect confessed to both murder and cannibalism, she said.
'We got short of snacks to eat with our vodka,' he told police.
In his fridge, police found a human head. The remains of the rest of the body were in a garden shed.
'The man is now in detention,' said Rimskaya.
She added that two other customers bought the human meat but did not complain to police.
In a completely separate incident, also in Russia, a cannibal serial killer who ate his victims' livers has confessed to a string of murders while being interviewed by police as a robbery suspect.
Twisted Aleksandr Bychkov, 24 - from Penza in central Russia - has originally been detained over a hardware store hold-up.
But as police quizzed him he confessed to at least six grisly murders where he chopped his victims into small pieces and ate their livers before burying their remains near his home.
'We can confirm that cannibalism took place,' one senior local police source told local media.
Penza police investigation chief Maria Orlova added: 'At this point we have found six people buried, recovered their remains from the ground, and sent them for examination.'