A schoolgirl accused of the horrific cannibal murder of a young man has today told cops how she cooked and ate the man’s heart – but it tasted “too sweet”.
The 12-year-old girl – named only Valeria by the media – allegedly described how Alexander Popovich’s “brains turned out to be much more tasty”.
Cops in Russia say Valeria stabbed the 21-year-old and dismembered his body in a gruesome murder.
She has been detained with Arkady Zverev, 22, today pictured for the first time. He has admitted killing Popovich, and confessed to a sexual relationship with the underage girl.
Valeria allegedly tore open Popovich’s abdomen as she “always wanted to see what was inside there”.
And, police say, the girl ripped out his heart and pieces of his chest, which she cooked in a frying pan and ate.
It’s said she beheaded the man with an axe, butchered off his arms and severed his head in a microwave in their flat.
Zverev claims he was the first to stab Popovich in a row over rent. After he allegedly helped tear apart the victim’s body, Zverev tried to escape with the youngster but police raced to the flat and arrested them.
Cops were alerted by neighbours who had heard the row and blood-curdling screams.
The girl is below the age of criminal responsibility and will not face charges, law enforcement officials have made clear.
It is unknown how and where the girl met the axeman but she posted a message on her social media saying: “I love one stalker.
“I won’t give him away to anyone, he is only mine. I do not need anybody else.”
One officer said: “The contents of the frying pan did not look like the fresh meat found at a supermarket.”
But Zverev, of Siberia, Russia, is to be charged with murder and dismembering a corpse, as well as crimes related to sex with an underage girl, the law officials added.
It’s also today alleged the suspect previously had a relationship with another underage girl called Olga Semibokova who died after falling from a window.
But Tatiana Semibokova, aunt of the dead girl, said: “He seduced a small girl, she thought it was her first love and was devoted to him.
“How such a monster could attract our girl, we do not know.”