Aspiring Instagram influencer Anna Leikovic is accused of gutting and dismembering her mother, Praskovya Leikovic, while she was still alive, at their home in Comrat, Moldova
The court in Comrat was told that Leikovic, 21, ‘stabbed her mother then cut out her heart and other organs while she was still alive’
She is alleged to have cut 40-year-old Praskovya Leikovic’s heart out of her chest
The killer daughter allegedly, then took a shower and went out to meet her boyfriend
Prosecutors said the 21-year-old medical student turned ‘psycho’ after her mother returned from a working trip to Germany and suspected her of using drugs
Making her court appearance, apparently unperturbed, Leikovic can be seen in video footage laughing in the courtroom
She lay down in the dock in court while cleaning her nails, jumping on the bench, and laughing
An aspiring Instagram influencer has been detained on suspicion of killing her mother by cutting out her heart and other organs while she was still alive in the Moldovan city of Comrat.
The suspect, a medical student, gouged out the internal organs including her lungs and intestines with a kitchen knife, it is alleged.
Anna Leikovic, from Moldova, then calmly took a shower and went to meet her boyfriend.
The woman, from Comrat, is ‘suspected of a terrible crime,’ reported Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, citing police.
21-year-old Leikovic from Comrat, Moldova, has been detained on suspicion of killing her mother Praskovya Leikovic, 40, by cutting out her heart.
According to local media reports , she initially stabbed her mother Praskovya Leikovic, 40, who remained alive, it is alleged.
‘She stabbed her mother with a knife and then cut out the heart of a living woman,’ the police source reportedly said.
The suspect ‘decided to rip the heart out of the chest of a dying woman.
‘It is hard to believe but she cut out the heart in the most literal sense of the word.’
The medical student with 9,400 followers appeared in court after being detained the following day.
Anna Leikovic, a medical student with 9,400 followers on Instagram, was believed to be on drugs by her mother, according to reports. Apparently unperturbed, the alleged killer can be seen in video footage laughing while appearing in court.
Quizzed by a journalist on whether she had killed and mutilated her mother she laughed and responded: ‘Goodbye.’
Reports say that the suspect’s mother had come home from working in Germany and believed her daughter was on drugs.
She had arranged treatment for Anna who became angry. But her uncle Vladimir denied that the trainee medic had been put in rehab.
The uncle said: ‘This was a very good family. Praskovya loved her daughter so much, and she spent as much time with her as she could.
‘It took two hours for the police to tell me Anna is the main suspect. I could not even imagine this.’
Police spokeswoman Lyubov Yanak said: ‘The detainee is the main suspect.
‘There is no likelihood of other suspects. A thorough investigation is required to clarify the motive for the murder.’