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Oleg PROTSENKO

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   
 
 
Classification: Mass murderer
Characteristics: Russian border guard deserter - Carjacking
Number of victims: 5
Date of murders: January 29, 2000
Date of birth: 1981
Victims profile: Three men and two women
Method of murder: Shooting (Kalashnikov assault rifle)
Location: Kaliningrad, Russia
Status: Committed suicide by shooting himself the same day
 
 
 
 
 
 

Late in January, 2000, a 18-year-old Russian border guard named Oleg Protsenko had finally had enough. He had been routinely beaten and humiliated by the older conscripts in the army and decided to desert.

Problem:

He needed a car to escape.

So, how did he set about escaping?

One night he left his unit in the Kaliningrad area on the Baltic Sea, taking a Kalashnikov assault rifle with him with the idea to steal a car. The problem was that the first car he came across contained five people.

Solution:

He shot and killed all five occupants of the car (three men and two women).

Resolution:

Protsenko's body was found early the next morning in the stolen car, which he had driven into a forest. I guess he felt guilty for killing a bunch of innocent people.

Why:

Protsenko left a suicide note in the cars glove compartment that contained only three words (once translated into English) but that gave no insight into his crime. The note read, I'm sorry, Mum.

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