The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin
Caught up in a macabre competition to become Russia's most notorious serial killer, Alexander Pichushkin's goal was to top Andrei Chikalito's body count of 52 people. Pichushkin earned his name by saying he wanted to kill 64 people, the number of squares on a chessboard. He was arrested in June, 2006 and was convicted of 48 murders and three attempted murders. He asked the Russian court to add an additional 11 victims to the body count, bringing it to 61. Housed in a tempered glass cage throughout the trial Pichushkin would go on to say "For me, life without killing is like life without food for you. I felt like the father of all these people, since it was I who opened the door for them to another world."