Ural Mountains amok case
Date June 25, 1994
Location(s) Ural Mountains, Russia
Killed 6
Perpetrator Shayakhmetov
Weapon(s) Axe
Melee weapon

On the morning of June 25, 1994 a Russian pensioner named Shayakhmetov (Russian: Шаяхметов) killed six people in a village in the Ural Mountains, Russia. The 66-year-old first stabbed to death one of his friends during an argument, and then headed home, where he killed his wife and son with an axe.

Afterwards he murdered his neighbour, his neighbour's pregnant wife, as well as another man living nearby, when they opened their doors to him. Finally Shayakhmetov set fire to his home and was arrested by police about two hours after starting his rampage. In custody he told police that he felt a threat from mysterious, hostile forces since his youth, and that his victims had all used witchcraft to put a curse on him.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Russia pensioner slays 6, cops say, Rocky Mountain News (June 26, 1994)
  2. Pensioner kills six people, New Straits Times (June 26, 1994)
  3. 'Bewitched' Pensioner Murders 6, The Moscow Times (June 28, 1994)
  4. Russian pensioner kills 6 in rampage, The Straits Times (June 26, 1994)

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