‘Pedophile’ Russian dad Savva Nikitin murdered his wife and child after his spouse discovered he’d raped their son
Muscovite Savva , 34, allegedly first killed wife Maria, 29, then stabbed five-year-old Mark 62 times with a knife and screwdriver
Savva who is the son of famous Crimean author Alexander Nikitin, allegedly erupted after Maria had confronted him about ‘raping’ their son in the Moscow apt
The suspected child rapist scrawled disturbing messages across the apt in the dead child’s blood
Police said he confessed to strangling his wife and killing the child, but failed when he tried to take his own life
Faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of the two counts of murders
The son of famous Crimean author Alexander Nikitin, he tried but failed to kill himself with a knife.
During a confession, he later told officers he had killed his son and his wife, say Russian reports.
The chilling quote written in blood on the floor of his flat – ‘I gave you life, I will take it’ – is from nineteenth century Russian writer Nikolai Gogol in novel Taras Bulba.
He also daubed ‘Masha (Maria) is Judas’ on a windowsill in the family’s Moscow flat.
reports say 29-year-old Maria [right] had fought back as husband Savva [left] assaulted her, leaving numerous scratches on her his body before he succeeded in strangling her
In hospital Nikitin confessed to state investigators that he had ‘perverted’ sex with his son, reported Moskovsky Komsomolets newspapers and other sources citing Russian law enforcement.
He told them that his wife had found 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 apartment.
The couple moved to Moscow from Crimea in 2014 when the Black Sea province was annexed by Vladimir Putin’s troops.
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 to which he is reported to have confessed.