A year later, Drewby and Yergy revisit the case of the Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs, who are Ukrainian serial killers responsible for a string of murders in Dnipropetrovsk (now known as Dnipro) in June and July of 2007. The case gained additional notoriety because the killers made video recordings of some of the murders, with one of the videos leaking to the Internet, subsequently going viral and leading to worldwide attention. Two 19‑year-old locals, Viktor Sayenko, and Igor Suprunyuk, were arrested and charged with 21 murders.
A third conspirator, Alexander Hanzha, was charged with two armed robberies that took place before the murder spree. On 11 February 2009, all three defendants were found guilty. Sayenko and Suprunyuk were sentenced to life imprisonment, while Hanzha received nine years in prison. The lawyers for Sayenko and Suprunyuk launched an appeal, claiming that the two were framed by higher ranking members in the Ukraine government. This appeal was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Ukraine in November 2009.
Footage of the atrocities continues to circulate to this day. We discuss the likelihood of this case gaining worldwide notoriety if it wasn’t for the presence of the snuff-like videos taken by the perpetrators.
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