Ivan Likharev
Occupation Pensioner
Born ca. 1935
Penalty Sentenced to death
Attack information
Date January 12, 1997
Location(s) Verkhneye Moshevo, Russia
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Cabbage masher

Ivan Likharev (Russian: Иван Лихарев) was a Russian pensioner who killed four women and two men in Verkhneye Moshevo, a village near Solikamsk, Russia on January 12, 1997.

After the funeral of his wife the 62-year-old had a funeral feast at his home with a few other mourners, during which they were drinking heavily. When Likharev had a quarrel with the others he grabbed a 5-pound cabbage masher and beat four of them to death inside his house, and two more in his garden. He was subsequently arrested by police, and sentenced to death by the regional court in Perm in October the same year.[1][2][3][4]


  1. Six killed at funeral, Daily Mirror (January 13, 1997)
  2. Le veuf tue six personnes venues se recueillir à la mémoire de sa femme, AFP (January 12, 1997)
  3. Widower Slays 6, The Moscow Times (January 14, 1997)
  4. Довела толкушка до греха, Rossiyskaya Gazeta (October 11, 1997)
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