Gyulchehra Bobokulova, a 38-year old Muslim nanny in Russia, was arrested in February after being seen carrying the head of a child as she walked through the streets yelling, “Allahu Akbar!” and “I am a terrorist!” She was also yelling, “I am your death!” She had beheaded the 4-year old special needs child, Anastasia Meshcheryakova, left in her care. Bobokulova had been working as a nanny for 18-months. While she was in Russia legally, she did not have a work permit. Investigators said at the time that the attack appeared to be pre-planned.
But the Daily Mail reports that Bobokulova will not face any murder charges and therefore, will not see one day in prison. Why? Because doctors are saying now that she is insane.
Rather than face murder charges and potentially spend the rest of her days in prison, she will instead be committed to a psychiatric hospital. Bobokulova admitted to the beheading as well as to setting a fire where the child’s headless body was left. She said she was inspired to kill the innocent child after watching videos of gruesome beheadings by jihadists online.
She told one journalist: ‘I saw online how they were cutting off heads. This hatred. There was a voice in my head: ‘Do it to the girl’.
She said: ‘I saw how they cut off heads and I did it. The voices – I killed the girl, yes. But I don’t need treatment.
Bobokulova sat in a metal cage in the courtroom as the judge ruled that she may pose a threat to society if released.
Even though she is expected to be sent to a psychiatric hospital, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of any possibility for her to serve time in prison for her crime, according to a Russian attorney.
A Russian lawyer Lyudmila Aivar said: ‘If the experts call her insane and declare that she did not control her actions, court action will still follow.
‘If Bobokulova can take part, she will. If the doctors see that she reacts inadequately, the trial can go on without her.
‘If she is called dangerous for the society, she will be placed into the guarded hospital, but every six months she will face a new test of her condition.’
WATCH Gyulchehra Bobokulova as she walks down the street carrying the head of an innocent 4-year old special needs child who she beheaded.
(WARNING: Graphic and disturbing images.)