‘Granny Ripper’, 81, suspected of 3 murders reenacts axing and dismembering janitor ‘in revenge for rape’ – The Sun
A KILLER OAP known as “Granny Ripper” claimed she axed to death and dismembered a janitor in revenge after he raped her.
Sofia Zhukova, 81, from Russia was also accused of killing a schoolgirl and an elderly pal – with creeped out neighbours alleging she cooked up her victims into meaty treats and then handed them out.
The retiree – who once worked as a pig slaughterer – has confessed in court to killing her tenant, janitor Vasily Shlyakhtich, 52.
A chilling murder reconstruction shows the killer granny acting out the axe murder.
She claims he and his friend raped her in her flat.
“He and his friend raped me and (later) I chopped him with an axe,” she said.
“He came to me with his friend to drink tea…
“He lied to me, instead of tea they raped me.”
Zhukova is also accused of kidnapping and butchering schoolgirl Anastasia Alexeenko, seven, and an elderly woman – which she now denies after withdrawing her earlier confessions.
Locals say she butchered the youngster for playing "too noisily".
She insists “did not touch” the seven-year-old or the elderly woman, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda.
But her trial in Khabarovsk heard that in initial testimonies, Zhukova admitted killing them.
And tiny traces of the girl’s blood were found in her flat – even though the child vanished 14 years ago, said state investigators.
The DNA matched the girl’s mother Natalia Alexeenko.
She is said to have been butchered after she cheekily threw ice cream at the pensioner when she told her to be quiet.
The schoolgirl’s severed head was found in 2005 with a severely battered face.
At the time “fresh meat” was seen strewn near Zhukova’s apartment block, which was then eaten by stray dogs, a court heard.
It was only 14 years later that forensic evidence was found in her flat linking her to the girl’s murder, allege prosecutors.
The janitor’s internal organs were found in her fridge, while severed body parts were found in skips near her home.
The elderly woman – Zhukova’s friend, Nina Babenko, 83 – disappeared in 2013 after moving in as a lodger with the killer gran.
The victim had recently sold her apartment and took the money with her when she went to live with the killer.
Nina's passport was discovered in Zhukova’s flat, but she was never seen again and her body was never found.
Police are checking four further unsolved suspected murders in the area, say reports.
She was also dubbed the “Russian Sweeney Todd" after being accused of handing out grim snacks made from the flesh of her victims.
One local identified only by her first name Tatyana said: "We always found it strange that despite being surly and unfriendly, she would often find the time to cook things for the local children.
“They were always meat dishes. Sometimes she gave them to the adults, she bought me and my husband plates with jellied meat."
She added: "I remember it well because my husband said let's not eat it, you never know what it was made from, and now it looks like he was right."
Tatyana said police told her the "serial killer" used the flesh of her victims to make the treats, but cops have not confirmed this.
The claims have drawn comparisons to Sweeney Todd, a British Victorian tale about a killer barber who sells people pies made with human flesh.
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