Anna Leikovic, from Comrat, Moldova, allegedly gouged out several of her mother's internal organs including the lungs and intestines with a kitchen knife before meeting her boyfriend.
A medical student has been detained after allegedly killing her mother by cutting out her heart.
Anna Leikovic is accused of gouging out other internal organs including the lungs and intestines with a kitchen knife. The 21-year-old, from Comrat, Moldova, is said to have then calmly taken a shower before going to meet her boyfriend. Leikovic stabbed her mother Praskovya Leikovic, 40, who initially remained alive, it is alleged.
“She stabbed her mother with a knife and then cut out the heart of a living woman," a police source said, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported.
The suspect then “decided to rip the heart out of the chest of a dying woman."
“It is hard to believe but she cut out the heart in the most literal sense of the word," the police source added.
The medical student, who has 9,400 followers on Instagram, appeared in court after being detained the following day. A video showed her lying down in the dock, cleaning her nails, then standing on a bench when the judge came into the court.
Quizzed by a journalist on whether she had killed and mutilated her mother she laughed and replied: “Goodbye.”
Reports say that the suspect’s mother had come home from working in Germany and believed her daughter was on drugs. She had arranged treatment for Anna who became angry.
But her uncle Vladimir denied that the trainee medic had been put in rehab. “This was a very good family,” said the uncle. “Praskovya loved her daughter so much, and she spent as much time with her as she could.
“It took two hours for the police to tell me Anna is the main suspect. “I could not even imagine this.”
Police spokeswoman Lyubov Yanak said: "The detainee is the main suspect. “There is no likelihood of other suspects….
“A thorough investigation is required to clarify the motive for the murder."