Two Russian teenagers were arrested this week for allegedly decapitating a homeless man, according to the Moscow Investigative Committee.
The tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that the two suspects were in an alcohol-induced state when they allegedly attacked the homeless man with knives. One of the teens purportedly cut the man’s head off and scalped him.
Afterwards the two teens then played soccer with his head until it rolled into a trash can, they left it there and went home to sleep off their drunken stupor, according to the RIA Novosti newspaper report.
According to a report on the website of the Moscow Investigative Committee, a trail of blood lead them to the apartment of the suspects, where they found traces of blood, items of clothing in blood, and a saw and an ax believed to be the murder weapons. Investigators arrested two minors at the apartment.
According to the report three other teens may have been present but not involved with the killing.
The man’s identity has not been established because his head has not been found. The RIA Novosti reported “The search continues for the victim’s head, which was taken away by a garbage truck in the morning.”
The paper also stated that an Investigative Committee spokesman refuted allegations that the deceased head was used to play soccer, but confirmed that he was decapitated and that the investigation was ongoing.
The two suspects, who have not yet been charged, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of murder, investigators said.
By: Veverly Edwards