A 27-year-old Russian woman is under arrest in Russia for axing a female victim to death before cooking and eating her in the presence of her seven year old son. Following her arrest, 27-year old Olesya Mostovschikova told Irkutsk police that the murder occurred when she quarreled with the victim, 32-year-old Tatiana Romanchuk during a drinking session. She then grabbed an axe and struck the victim numerous times on her head and body. During the confession, Mostovschikova stated that 'I cut off her ears, gouged out one eye, cut off an arm, and a hand. I took the hand, arm and eye and cooked these body parts in the oven.' Her son witnessed the killing and cannibalism.
With the help of another friend (only identified as 'Julia'), they concealed the body and shared in eating the flesh (Julia would later state that she had helped out of fear). Mostovschikova later buried the remains in her garden and placed the legs in a nearby rubbish bin. Police were notified by neighbours who found the legs in the bin. After an investigation, police traced the killing to Mostovschikova's house where the remains were found in her garden.
Mostovschikova faces fifteen years in prison and her son has been placed in a children's rehabilitation centre. This is the third cannibalism case involving female victims in Russia in the past six months.