Sergei Martynov (also spelled as Sergey Martynov, born in 1962) is a suspected Russian serial killer who is accused of killing eight women between 2005 and 2010, and was earlier convicted of killing another women in 1992. He is currently awaiting trial after being arrested in 2010.
Martynov was arrested in 1992 on suspicion of raping and murdering an unidentified woman. He was convicted and served nearly 14 years in prison before he was released in 2005.
Crime spree (2005-2010)
Shortly after his release from prison, Martynov allegedly attacked a young girl in Kemerovo and was placed on a wanted list by police. He went on to commit violent crimes throughout at least 10 regions of Russia until 2010, according to prosecutors, killing eight women and attacking others. Among the other victims were two minor girls, one of which was the victim of violent sexual abuse and the other who sustained serious injuries.
Prosecutors said Martynov acted "daringly and cynically", leaving letters at crime scenes and making to effort to conceal evidence.
On 23 May 2012, Russian prosecutors for the first time publicly disclosed details about the case. He has been charged with intentional infliction of a grave injury, hooliganism, murder of two or more persons, and violent sexual actions. He is now awaiting trial in Moscow.