MACEDONIAN SERIAL KILLER INSPIRED BY HORROR MOVIES
The Hollywood movie "Candyman", where a hook-wielding man butchers elderly women, was Viktor's inspiration, who picked his victims according to Raskolnikov character from "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The suspected serial killer, Viktor Karamarkov (28) has been known among his neighbors in Gjorce Petrov 2 as the Candyman. "Yes, I known Viktor very well or as we all call him Candyman, an old horror movie, which is his favorite", an elderly neighbor said.
The police investigation on the murders of four elderly women, allegedly committed by Karamarkov, has officially started right after the first murder, committed March 2 under the pseudonym Raskolnikov. Police said that the connection between Viktor Karamarkov and Dostoevsky's character was cleared, when it was established that the suspected serial killer has a profile of highly intelligent man, whose favorite character was Raskolnikov.
Viktor's neighbors can't believe that "the quiet intelligent boy committed those terrifying murders".
Neighbors say that Viktor was different from the other children by his intelligence and his respect towards elderly people.
His entire life transformed after he came back from the army, the time when he started using drugs and started stealing", one of the neighbors said.
He argued with his mother a lot, and some say that he even beaten her up.
The indirect reason for his serial killer behavior is probably his loneliness, psychiatrist Stanislav Petkovski said.
Loneliness can cause to feel double the pain. On the other hand, he grew up raised by a single parent under specific life conditions. The fact he attacked elderly women, confirms his anger towards his mother", psychiatrist Stanislav Petkovski said in his interview for Makfax news agency.