Pavel Alekseevich Shuvalov
March 1, 1968
|Other names||"Nevsky Forest Park Maniac"|
|Criminal penalty||Death; commuted to life imprisonment|
Span of crimes
|Country||Soviet Union, later Russia|
|December 22, 1995|
|Imprisoned at||Mordovian Zone Prison|
Shuvalov was born in 1968 in Leningrad in a well-to-do Soviet family. He the youngest child, and as such, his parents indulged in any of his whims. Shuvalov most of his free time at home, almost never communicating with his peers. As he later said, at the age of 12, his classmates for him the so-called "dark", severely beating him and, at the same time, cutting his pantyhose into the crotch and pulling it on his head. Subsequently, Shuvalov would treat his victims almost the same way.
After school Shuvalov served in the army, then began work for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, serving in the Leningrad Metro Directorate at the stations Yelizarovskaya, Lomonosovskaya, Proletarskaya and Obukhovo, as well as in the Nevsky and Severnoye depots. By the early 1990s, he had risen to the rank of senior sergeant.
Shuvalov detained underage girls who tried to get into the metro station without a ticket, bypassing the turnstile. Taking them to the interrogation room, he threatened to report the offense to the school and parents, intimidating and then extorting consent to a meeting outside of working hours. The murders took place during such meetings, in the Nevsky Forest Park, only killing girls in pantyhoses. In the forest park, he forced the victims to wear the pantyhose they had brought with them, then raped them. According to experts, Shuvalov was a typical heterosexual maniac-fetishist. His first murder was committed in the fall of 1991, the body being discovered by park employees only two months later. He raped and then drowned 12-year-old Irina Barsukova, managing to evade capture as her death was considered an accident. Over the next four years, Shuvalov committed four more murders.
Arrest and trial
Despite the fact that Shuvalov always destroyed evidence at the crime scene, he was always considered a suspect. The acquaintances of some victims told that an unknown policeman for various reasons (most often for attempting to get a free ride) assigned the missing girls meetings to pay a fine or simply read the morals. Further investigation read to Shuvalov. Trying to collect evidence, the detectives decided to take a risk - they used a girl as bait, but the killer let her go at the last moment and the operation failed. After some time the investigators decided to interrogate Shuvalov as a witness, but before they could ask any questions, he suddenly admitted to everything, despite the fact that all the evidence was indirect.
On June 11, 1997, the Leningrad Regional Court sentenced Pavel Shuvalov to death. His last words in court were the following:
|“||I want to say only one thing, when passing this verdict, now, you are not pronouncing the verdict on me, but on the entire structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, because a police officer can never be a maniac...||”|
Shuvalov, even after the sentencing, continued to rely on a pardon and wrote cassation complaints, but the verdict remained unchanged for a while, before eventually being replaced with life imprisonment. Pavel Shuvalov is currently serving his sentence in the "Mordovian Zone" prison in the village of Sosnovka in Mordovia.
In the media
- Newsreel "Outside the Law", 1998.
- Documentary film "The Secret of the Nevsky Forest Park" from series "Criminal Russia" (NTV, 1998 год).
- Documentary film "Hunting for the Werewolf" from the series "Miltia Stories" (since July 16, 2016 this documentary cycle is called "Law is the Law").
- Episode "Sheep's Skin", from the TV series "Secrets of Investigaiton-3".
- Episode "Forester", from the TV series "The Murderer's Profile".
- Episode "Maniac, which could not be." from the TV series "The composition of the crime". Actor Alexander Zherebko plays the role of Shuvalov.
- The film "Steel Butterfly" is based on Shuvalov's story.
- A song about Shuvalov was written by Russian rap artist "Glory of the CPSU".
Categories: Russian rapists | Russian people convicted of child sexual abuse | Prisoners sentenced to death by Russia | 1968 births | Russian serial killers | Male serial killers | Soviet serial killers | Murderers of children | Living people
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