The Crimes of Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo

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Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo seemed to be just like a regular man. He had a wife, two kids, was a teacher in Russian literature, an engineer, and a proud soviet party member. No one would have ever guessed he was one of the world’s most notorious serial killers. By day, he was your average Joe literature teacher, but by night he took upon a darker passion that involved rape and murder. He would lure his victims into decollate locations with sadistic intent unknown to them. Chikatilo managed see out his sick secrets for over a decade with little suspicion. His evil desires stemmed from his childhood. Andrei Romanvich Chikatilo was born on October 16th, 1936, in Yablochnoye, Ukraine. He had a younger sister and supposedly an older brother that was cannibalized before he was born from what his mother always told him. At the time he was born, famine was spread throughout a vast amount of Ukraine, and his early childhood was consumed by poverty. His situation worsened when the USSR entered World War II against Germany, causing constant bombing raids on Ukraine. On top of Chikatilo starving and hiding from the German soldiers, he is believed to have suffered from a condition referred to as “water on the brain” at birth. This caused him to have genital-urinary tract problems later in life, including bed-wetting in his pre-teens and the inability to sustain an erection the older he got, although he was able to ejaculate (A+E Networks). Another possibility for his inability could be the fact that he watched his mother get raped by a German soldier during the war (Bio Movie) Chikatilo’s father only made his life worse. He was drafted into the fight against Germany, let himself get captured and held prisoner. When his father finally return... ... middle of paper ... ... drove him to a form of insanity that he could not control. It caused his anger and frustration to grow which lead him on a murderous rampage of sexual pleasure. He knew it was wrong when he murdered the first time, but overwhelming urges kept him from ignoring these dark desires. People knew he did not want to be that way. That all he wanted was to be like everyone else, but the Soviet Union’s system let him go too far for too long. Works Cited "Andrei Chikatilo Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. Lourie, Richard. Hunting the Devil. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993. Print. Cullen, Robert. The Killer Department. London: Orion, 1993. Print Beast of Ukraine. N.d. Television Krivich, Mikhail, and Olʹgert Olʹgin. Comrade Chikatilo: The Psychopathology of Russia's Notorious Serial Killer. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 1993. Print.

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