In the city of Ivanovo, a criminal case was filed against a 25-year-old man, who is suspected of murdering his mother. The young man, according to investigators, caned the woman to death, trying to "drive demons out of her."
The crime was committed on the night of November 10. According to investigators, the son was hitting the 47-year-old woman on the head, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta wrote. After the murder, the man said a prayer, put a psalter on his mother's body and went out of the house. Twenty-four hours later, he told his relative about the incident.
When they arrived at the house, they saw that the remains of the woman had been gnawed by dogs. During interrogations, the man told the police that his mother was possessed by a demon, whom he wanted to exorcize.
"The suspect has been arrested, he will go through forensic psychiatric examination. He has not had any criminal record before. The man did not abuse alcohol, he worked at a jewelry shop. The man was living alone with his mother, he liked solitude," a police officer said.
In early November, in Russia's Sverdlovsk region, a 27-year-old resident of the town of Degtyarsk grabbed a screwdriver and attacked his family. The man, who was a drug addict, killed a 57-year-old woman and wounded an eight-month baby and two women aged 22 and 25. One of them was the mother of the injured child.
According to police officers, the man was on drugs when he had a vision, in which unknown people offered him to kill his loved ones in five minutes to go to heaven with them, Regnum said.