Andrei ChikatiloAndrei Chikatilo grew up in the aftermath of the great ukrainian famine were people began resorting to cannibalism. His life was already difficult growing up because of the condition of the soviet union under Stalin, but when WW2 came around resulting in bombing raids in ukraine and in his father getting drafted, things got worse. Upon returning home, his father was vilified by the country folk for allowing himself to be captured and held prisoner. Andrei was constantly a target of bullying because of his fathers rumored “cowardice”, leaving him with a severely shy personality that affected his sexual life in his adolescence. Chikatilo suffered from hydrocephalus at birth, causing him genital and urinary tract problems that lead to issues like bed-wetting and inability to sustain an erection later on, making his only sexual experience when he was 15 and attempted to rape a girl, humiliatingly prematurely ejaculating right away.
That experience brought him even more ridicule, but was the setting stone of his association of sex with violence later on in life. Starting out his adult life wasn’t so great either. He failed his exam to Moscow State University and went on to be a telephone engineer in a town near Rostov. His younger sister moved in with him and introduced him to a woman named Fayina who he eventually married and had two kids with, despite his sexual problems.
Andrei than changed professions to a school teacher in 1971, but many complaints of “indecent assaults” on students forced him to move to different schools but he finally settled at a school in shakty. Although psychiatrists claimed that Chikalito was not insane, many people believed he had borderline mental illness because if random, impulsive, and strange behavior. During trail he pulled down his pants and started yelling, his unstable relationships, his erratic and unpredictable emotions.
Especially because of his studied painful childhood, its expected he was not all mentally there. Also the fact that there was no pattern to his murders and all victims almost had nothing in common, his killings were all random and unpredictable which made him a likely candidate for borderline mental illness. He was sentenced to capital punishment and killed with a shot to the head.The “Rostov Ripper” murdered around 52 people from 1978-1999