Eduard Assylov, 37, brutally murdered by his roommate in Moscow, Russia
The unnamed killer said he could not stand Assylov’s smoking habit
He stabbed him and severed his head, limbs and genitals using a knife
PUBLISHED: 13:01, 21 December 2017
A Russian man was brutally murdered by his room-mate after his smoking habit became too much for the killer.
Eduard Assylov, a 37-year-old motor mechanic, was stabbed to death and his head, limbs and genitals chopped off with a knife.
His roommate confessed to the crime and said that had become fed up with Assylov’s smoking, and had eventually ‘gone berserk’ when the mechanic lit up in their home.
Assylov’s mutlated remains were discovered by his horrified neighbours in the Russian capital Moscow.
The 37-year-old’s head, arms and legs had been severed and his genitals were lying on top of a pillow soaked in blood.
A police spokesperson said: ‘The victim was found in the communal corridor of a dormitory where he had been renting a room.
‘He had been stabbed nine times in the stomach and five times in the groin.
‘In total he was stabbed more than 40 times before being dismembered.’
He added that the attacker had also cut off the victim’s ears and his left hand’s middle finger.
Police initially thought the man, who was single, had been the victim of an attack by a love rival, given the severity and nature of the injuries.
But soon after, the victim’s 45-year-old roommate, who has not been named, confessed to the killing.
Having moved to the capital from the city of Irkutsk in Siberia to work as a driver, the man told officers he couldn’t stand the victim’s smoking.
He said the pair had often argued about cigarettes but that on this occasion he had gone ‘berserk’ after he’d sparked up and had attacked him with a knife.
Stunned internet users were quick to express their horror at the attack.
One calling herself Irina Krot wrote: ‘I thought it was just me who hated smokers, but now I see I was wrong. Never thought I could feel pity for any of them.’
While Boris Shkodov commented: ‘What a terrible and stupid death!!’
The accused has now been charged with murder and faces life in jail.