Savva Nikitin the son of famed Crimean author, Alexander Nikitin confesses to stabbing his son to death and strangling his wife, Maria after threatening to go to Moscow, Russia police after learning of her husband sexually assaulting their son.
A Russian father is alleged to have stabbed his five year old son to death along with slaying the child’s mother after the woman apparently finding out about her husband purportedly raping their son.
Savva Nikitin killed his wife, Maria Nikitin after the woman had threatened to tell police in Moscow, Russia.
The 34-year-old is said to have called Maria ‘Judas’ in a sign written in blood in their apartment.
Investigators also found the father having left a message in the slain boy’s blood that read, ‘I gave you life, I will take it.’
Local media reports told of Nikitin stabbing Mark at least 62 times with a knife and a screwdriver. The boy’s father later confessed to police that he had sexually abused his own son.
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The dailymail reported the assailant being the son of famous Crimean author Alexander Nikitin, who had tried but failed to kill himself with a knife.
Reports cited the famed author saying he had spoken to his son and grandson two days before the bloodshed- with the author saying his son was not inclined to aggression and lived peacefully with his wife.
The author also said that Savva had been dismissed from security service and was in search of work. However, the family had no difficulties with money.
According to Nikitin, the crime could have happened because the spouse provoked a conflict.
‘Women can sometimes say something or do something that even a calm person can lose his temper,’ Nikitin told KP journalists.
The author also expressed mental insanity as a possible motive.
During a confession, the author’s son upon his arrest said he had killed his son and his wife, say Russian reports.
Local reports told of the 29 year old wife having fought back during a fight and leaving numerous scratches on her husband’s body before she was strangled.
In hospital Nikitin confessed to state investigators that he had had ‘perverted’ sex with his son.
He told them that his wife had found about about his ‘intimate relations’ with the boy.
The unemployed man is under 24-hour armed police guard in a Moscow hospital. A video from Moskva24 news channel shows blood in the flat.
The couple moved to Moscow from Crimea in 2014.
They were described as ‘happy’ and ‘friendly’, living in the Medvedkovo suburb of Moscow.
The Russian Investigative Committee confirmed a criminal probe into the two deaths.
Nikitin faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of the two murders.