A ‘bridegroom ripper’ accused of dismembering his bride-to-be and keeping her heart and genitals in his freezer has been arrested in Ukraine.
Hotshot lawyer Petr Begun, a former murder investigator, allegedly strangled Olha Davydenko, 39, before cutting up her body and throwing some pieces away.
The 37-year-old butcher suspect had been a participant in marriage reality show marriage Blind Wedding and claimed to be a ‘motivational coach’.
He posed as a potential husband for the 2019 episode.
His alleged victim was a woman he met earlier this year.
‘The groom-ripper tore out his beloved’s heart, kidneys and female sex organs’, local reports quoted regional police chief Andrei Nebytov.
Over several days he disposed of her other remains in landfill sites, sometimes taking ‘suspicious packages’ out on his bike.
The victim’s pelvis and part of her spine were found in a suitcase thrown into a pond.
Her severed hands and feet in another dumped bag.
She was initially recognised by her clothing and later identified by fingerprints, he said.
The alleged wartime murder was ‘a terrible story of deadly love, cynicism, and a desperate attempt to hide the traces of the crime in Kyiv region’, the report added.
The pair had been together since just before the Russian invasion began on February 24.
She moved in with him one week after they met and was ‘happy’.
Begun had been a criminal investigator for the Ukrainian state prosecutors’ office.
At the time of the alleged crime, he was working as a lawyer.
He faces charges of murder and illegal storage of ammunition found at his village home. He could be jailed for up to 15 years.
Kyiv regional police said: ‘The man explained that there was a conflict between him and the woman, because of which he strangled her.
‘In order to hide the traces of the crime, he dismembered the body and tried to hide the remains.’
When he participated in the marriage TV show, he said: ‘I’m cheerful, friendly, happy, active, quick-witted, inventive, with a sense of humour, and an optimist.
‘I try to think and create, I’m a quick learner, play sports and try to lead a healthy lifestyle.’
He also boasted of being a ‘reliable, careful’ person capable of ‘arranging an unforgettable romance for my beloved girlfriend’.
Begun said: ‘I think I’m the perfect man.
‘I own a law firm. Our team deals with civil, criminal cases, household family matters… I’m into self-development.’
Christ! The worlds gone MAD!!!