A Siberian policeman described as Russia’s most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence.
Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He was already in jail for 22 other murders.
He killed the victims after offering them late-night rides in his car. At least 10 were also raped.
Popkov was caught in 2012 after a DNA match identified his car.
The victims were all women between the ages of 16 and 40 apart from one male, a policeman. In three cases he was on duty in his police car. Read more