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Woman murders and Eats Her Friend

Filed under: General — Vman @ 2:50 pm Tue 17th March 2009

MOSCOW (AFP) – A woman from Russia’s Siberian region of Irkutsk has been arrested for killing a friend and then eating part of the corpse, Interfax news agency reported, quoting local investigators.

The incident occurred on March 5 when the two women were drinking together at the suspect’s home and an argument broke out between them.

“Investigators have information to suggest the woman cooked pieces of her murdered friend and ate them,” said an official with the Russian prosecutor’s investigative committee, Vladimir Salovarov.

He added that the perpetrator killed her friend with an axe and that uneaten parts of the victim’s body had been found in a nearby waste bin.

The detained woman had confessed her guilt, Salovarov said.


  1. How is this relevant to this site?

    Comment by John Brett — Tue 17th March 2009 @ 4:45 pm

  2. yes it is not relevant to this site.

    Comment by tren Christchurch — Tue 17th March 2009 @ 6:05 pm

  3. world hunger is an issue for industrial nations (hehe)

    Comment by OnceInALifeTime — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 9:08 am

  4. I think it is valid to highlight the many violent crimes committed by women, as direct evidence that men are not the only ones to commit violence and that there is no excuse for gender discrimination in campaigns against violence, or for that matter in our laws.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  5. agreed hans, there is a good doco from britain called battered men. Worth a look.

    Comment by Scott — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  6. Admittedly it is not in NZ. Is that your concern?
    I think it is valid to highlight the frequent and extreme violent crimes that women committ every day. My personal view is that this is the first step in breaking down the stereotypes that the Family Court, media, law makers, etc hold to so firmly. If these stereotypes are not worn down then I don’t see the Father’s movement making much progress.
    Modern Russia is a democratic capitalist country with a well educated population. I think it is obvious what this woman’s motivation was.
    I also think it is valid to highlight how common it is for modern women around the world to exhibit a lack of concern about the consequences of their selfish behaviour. I’ll post another example here and see is you think it is relevant.

    Comment by Dave — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  7. South Australia: Mother ‘too lazy’ to seek doctor for son.

    A coronial inquest has been told the mother of a boy who died from an ear infection was urged to seek medical treatment for him days before his death.

    Jarrad Delroy Roberts, 10, died in hospital in October 2006 from an ear infection which turned septic.

    A family friend Timothy Denton, 37, has told the inquest he first met the family about five weeks before the boy’s death.

    He said he urged Michelle Roberts to take her son to the doctor when he noticed mucus coming from the boy’s ear.

    But Mr Denton claimed Ms Roberts was too lazy and had said her son would be alright.

    Mr Denton told the inquest he took it on himself to take Jarrad Roberts to a surgery at Prospect on the day the boy died.

    The child lost consciousness soon after returning home and died a few hours later.

    Comment by Dave — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 3:47 pm

  8. I think it’s interesting that while the mainstream media are treating us to the trial in Austria of a man who kept his daughter in the basement and fathered her 7 children, no mention has been made of a woman who murdered her friend, then ate her.

    Neither was any mention made last year when a woman, her sister and a friend were all jailed in the Czech Republic (which borders Austria) for keeping her two sons in a cage, torturing them, carving strips of their flesh off and eating them. Do a Google search on ‘Klara Mauerova’, and it appears the story was circulated principally by blogs – the first mainstream media to appear amongst the search results is The Daily Mail in the UK (a regular paper uniquely notable for not self-censoring anything that may be gender-controversial).

    I also notice that whenever there is a highly publicised child abuse murder in NZ, it is nearly always a male perpetrator – even though mothers are the more routine offenders. (Incidentally, a woman did appear in the media for the murder of her child around the same time as the Nia Glassie trials. This too was curious, in that the story indicated that the killing would never have reached the media had it not been for a particular circumstance that I don’t recall. Someone else here may know more about this, but that was the first I had heard of information about child-killings not being in the public domain, so perhaps the media are not entirely at fault).

    This is highly relevant to the legal status of men in this country. As long as we are continuously portrayed as violent and abusive to children, with the truth about women’s behaviour concealed, then we can continue to expect to be treated as untrustworthy and undeserving of the same legal consideration as women.

    Comment by Rob Case — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 5:29 pm

  9. Thats because of the amount of women in the media, I am sure of it. Old boys club? Don’t you believe it.

    Comment by Scott — Wed 18th March 2009 @ 7:43 pm

  10. I agree with those who say it’s important to break the stereotype of men being the only ones inflicting violence by exposing female violence.
    So do the makers of this 30 minute doco.…..
    I used to be a good little feminist chap and collect money in the street for battered women’s refuges and rape crisis centres years ago.
    Not any more.
    My brothers are the one’s who need most help these days.
    Please seed this video far and wide.

    Comment by Skeptik — Thu 19th March 2009 @ 2:32 am

  11. John, has your question been answered to your satisfaction?
    I don’t want to keep posting news stories like this if it is deemed inappropriate. I think they are relevant and others (except tren) agree with me. The reasons for considering it possibily irrelevant haven’t been expressed. However I am bound by the rules of the site like everyone else so I want to be sure I am doing the right thing.

    {P.S. my apologies for those who thought I wanted to discuss world hunger. :0) }

    Comment by Dave — Thu 19th March 2009 @ 3:42 pm

  12. Wot? The media’s sole purpose is to make money. Basic media studies will tell you that. They don’t give a rat’s a as to the content so long as it sells.

    Comment by achurch001 — Thu 19th March 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  13. “The media’s sole purpose is to make money.”

    So is a drug dealer’s.

    Regulating against the pursuit of profit where that activity is deemed harmful to society’s wider interests is hardly a novel idea. The media is very closely scrutinised for racist or homophobic content, cannot advertise tobacco (even though if would be profitable for them to do so), and cannot reveal much detail of the proceedings of the family court – which I expect would make great entertainment to some viewers.

    Comment by Rob Case — Thu 19th March 2009 @ 9:28 pm

  14. Scott correctly points out that journalists write the stories and editors edit them and pick which ones to publish. Editors like to maintain the pretence that they are independent from the shareholders. If it was solely about making money every paper would have pornography in it. Sure in the real world money talks but there is still this filtering process that Scott is refering to.
    It starts right from journalists school. For starters feminists, feminist sympathisers, socialists and people of that ilk would make up 95% of students at journalists school. I expect a right leaning student in that school would have a life of misery.
    At a certain NZ university a couple of years ago where female students outnumber males almost 2 to 1, a female writer had the guts to write a story in the student rag highlighting that fact. Being a student rag she jazzed it up with the headline “Too many c**ts!”. This is normal for such publications these days. They are full of swear words from cover to cover. The only thing unusal was that the C word was used rather than the F word or other 4 letter words. The general concensus is that if it was not full of such words no one would read it.
    The students of the journalists school made a huge stink about it. So of course the message about the plight of male students was well and truly lost in the storm over nothing that the journalists students made about the use of the C word.

    Comment by Dave — Fri 20th March 2009 @ 12:33 pm

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