I KILLED 61, CHESS NUT TELLS COPS
A MAN dubbed the Crazy Chess Killer has confessed to murdering 61 people in a six-year killing spree.
Alexander Pichushkin, 32, was arrested just three short of his alleged target of 64 - one for each square on a chess board.
Most victims were elderly men and many bodies are unaccounted for.
Police said: "He implies his killings were somehow linked to moves in a chess game. As yet we don't understand the pattern."
Pichushkin told detectives "I'm a great fan of chess" - and then handed them a notebook containing a sketched chess board with the date, time and victims filled in the squares.
He says he killed people who moaned about their problems. Pichushkin, from Moscow, has been charged with 49 murders.