A death row inmate in
Siberia, Andrei has received two death sentences for strangling and
cooking his cell mates in prison. Maslich, a four-time convicted
murderer, received his first death penalty in 1995 when he and another
inmate strangled, cooked and ate a prisoner because they were bored.
He was sentenced to death
again on December 26, 1996 for strangling his new cell mate after an
argument and boiling his liver in a metal mug on a makeshift fire.
Allegedly he cooked his
cell mate in hopes of being declared insane and escaping execution for
his first act of cannibalism. Maslich told the Altai regional court he
cooked his cellmate, a double murderer, in hopes of being declared
insane and escaping execution for his first act of cannibalism.
The crime was not
discovered until the next morning, when a warder looked through the spy
hole and Maslich nodded to his lifeless cellmate: "He will not be
getting up today." The prison director assured the court that the
food provided was good and plentiful: "Hunger was not the cause of
Whatever his reasons
were, we pity Andrei's next cell mate.
December 26, 1996
Andrei, a death
row inmate in Siberia, received a second death sentence for strangling and
then cooking his cellmate's liver. The crafty cannibal claimed he cooked
his cellmate in hopes of being declared insane so to escape the first
death sentence he received for a previous act of cannibalism.
'Cannibal' Gets Death
The Moscow Times
December 27, 1996
BARNAUL, Western Siberia () -- A Siberian prison convict has been
given the death sentence for the second time for killing and trying to
eat a cellmate, Interfax reported Thursday.
Andrei Maslich, 24, was on death row in the city of Barnaul last May
when he strangled his cellmate, cut out his liver and tried to boil it
in a metal mug over a makeshift fire, according to Interfax.
Maslich was initially given the death penalty last year after he and
another inmate strangled, cooked and ate a fellow prisoner.
They told authorities they were bored and wanted to visit Moscow,
where they thought they would be sent for psychiatric examinations.
Offering no other explanation than not
wanting to share his cell, Andrei Maslich, 24, strangled his fellow
prisoner and then cut out his liver with a shard of broken glass. He put
the organ in a mug with water and boiled it up on a makeshift fire made
from his bedding. Standing in the defendant's cage in the court room,
Maslich admitted to drinking up his homemade stew. The next mornign,
part of the shrunken organ was found in the mug.
Maslich, a four-time convicted murderer, was
initially given his first death penalty last year after he and another
inmate strangled, cooked and ate another prisoner. Then they told
authorities they were bored and wanted to visit Moscow, where they
thought they would be sent for psychiatric examinations.
SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: T
MO: Imprisoned for two murders;
killed/cannibalized cellmates in two separate incidents.
DISPOSITION: Condemned 1995 for
killing one cellmate; condemned on second count, 1996.