The Instagram wannabee who got the fame she craved when she cut out her mother’s heart and organs while still alive has been ruled not responsible for her actions and placed in a psychiatric hospital under strict supervision instead.
The shocking incident took place in the city of Comrat, the capital of the Gagauzia region, located in Moldova, on 11th December 2020 and Anna Leikovic, who was 21 at the time of the killing, has now been ruled not responsible for her actions.
The young woman, who was a medical student with 9,400 followers on Instagram, inflicted some 270 wounds with a “piercing-cutting object”, and afterwards took a shower to wash off the blood and went to meet her boyfriend.
The mother, who has been named only as Praskovya, 40, died at the scene after being stabbed by her daughter, who her unnamed grandmother said lived an “immoral lifestyle”.
After she had stabbed her mother and cut out her heart and other internal organs, she went to her boyfriend’s house and suggested they “drink champagne” before “very calmly” telling him that she had killed her mother.
But she refused to answer further questions when he quizzed her as to whether it was really true.
Shocked by her allegations, he waited for her to fall asleep and then went to her house to check if what she had said was true. He then reported her to the police.
The young woman’s grandmother is quoted in local media are saying that she “did not obey” and that she led an “immoral lifestyle”, abusing drugs and alcohol.
One month before the killing, an ambulance was reportedly called to the family home after the young woman overdosed on drugs.
The young woman’s mother and grandmother both insisted that Leikovic be treated for drug addiction.
The forensic psychiatric examination of the young woman, which was carried out after the murder, showed that, due to her mental state, Leikovic was “not able to correctly perceive the circumstances that are important for the criminal case” and was “unable to testify in the case”.
During the court case, video footage shows her lying on the bench in the court and cleaning her nails.
As a result of the medical finding as to her mental state, she was committed to a mental institution after the court accepted that while she had carried out the crime she was not criminally responsible for her actions.