“Many debuts of schizophrenia occur at this time.” Full moon could have impact on historian who dismembered student
The theory has been suggested by his lawyer.
Aleksander Pochuev, a lawyer of a military historian Oleg Sokolov, accused of a cruel murder, has told that the defense team has many theories as to what had happened, including mystical ones, reports TASS.
“Experts who specialize in psychology have recently raised an interesting question regarding the moon that was at it active phase at the time the murder was committed. It was three days before the full of the moon. Many debuts of schizophrenia occur at this time, which is a well-known medical certainty,” Pochuev clarified.
Earlier, Sokolov attempted to commit suicide during the investigative experiment, but he was stopped.
The docent of the St. Petersburg State University has been accused of the killing of 24-year-old postgraduate student Anastasia Eshchenko. Sokolov was pulled out of the Moika River, while he was trying to drown a suitcase with hands of Eshchenko who had been dismembered. Later, the rest of her part of body, as well as a saw he had used, was found in his apartment.