Paedophile cannibal, 22, who ate man with 'girlfriend', 12, dies while awaiting trial in Russia

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A 22-year-old man accused of murdering a man before eating his corpse alongside his 12-year-old girlfriend has died while awaiting trial.

Arkady Zverev admitted killing landlord Alexander Popovich, 21, before boiling his eyeball, microwaving his severed head, and encouraging the girl to fry and eat his heart and brains.

Police - Zverev - Months - Attempt - Jail

Police said Zverev fell into a coma four months ago after a suicide attempt inside his jail cell, before dying in hospital under armed guard several months later.

His victim's mother, Galina Popovich, said she would weep no tears for the death of her son's killer.

Karma - Decision

'There is Karma after all - and it made its decision,' she said.

Zverev had earlier told a Russian court how he gouged out an eye of his victim, boiling and eating it along with the heart and brain in the company of a 12 year old he called his 'girlfriend'.

Head - Popovich - Microwave - Setting - Minutes

He explained how he put the severed head of Popovich in a microwave oven and turned it on the highest setting for three minutes.

The girl had admitted to police how she used a frying pan to cook and eat the heart of a man she had 'killed' - but said the taste was 'too sweet' and that 'the brains turned to be much more tasty'.

Authorities - Zverev - Crimes - Detectives - Victim

Russian authorities said Zverev had confessed to his crimes and showed detectives how he killed his victim in a macabre video.

He had been charged with murder and was expected to be charged with rape of a minor before he killed himself.

Zverev - Sex - Valeria - Car - Journey

Zverev also confessed to having sex with underage schoolgirl Valeria who he took on a car journey some 1,500 miles from the Black Sea resort of Sochi to St Petersburg without her parents' permission.

The girl remains in a children's detention facility but is...
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