The next likely Soviet serial killer, Vyacheslav Datsik won’t be getting out of jail for at least six months, thanks to the foresight of a St. Petersburg appeals court who rejected the batshit crazy former fighter’s request for early release and house arrest.
According to a report from RapsiNews.com, officials believe that the Neo-Nazi Russian, who was the first of many fighters to knock out Andrei Arlovski, poses a major flight risk and that he will almost certainly resume his criminal activities if he is released. Datsik escaped incarceration from a St. Petersburg mental institution in 2010 and fled to Norway where he was arrested carrying a loaded handgun. Prior to his arrest, members of the white extremist group he belongs to told reporters that he told them he would never be taken alive, but later relented and turned himself into Oslo police, asking them for asylum. He was extradited back to his home country where he has been detained ever since.
Datsik was arrested in Russia in 2007 and accused of robbing cell phones shops in St. Petersburg and setting a church on fire. Psychiatrists assessing his mental state prior to his incarceration diagnosed him with schizophrenia, absolving him of criminal liability for the robberies, but they labeled the 32-year-old dangerous to society. A follow-up examination he underwent in November proved that he was in fact mentally sane.
Apparently Datsik’s lawyers had an independent lab in Italy test him for craziness and the test came back clean. Seems legit.