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Russian 'vampire' drinks blood of murder victim

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MOSCOW, November 25 (RIA Novosti) - A 30-year-old man in Russia's Urals has admitted to fatally wounding and then drinking the blood of a female acquaintance, Russia media reported on Tuesday.

According to preliminary reports, on Monday the body of a woman bearing signs of a violent death was found at a dacha just outside the Orenburg Region town of Gai. It was then established that the woman had died after a quarrel with a male friend.

"As was stated by the detained himself during questioning, he started to beat the women, and when she lost consciousness he slit her arm open and began to drink her blood," a spokesperson for investigators said.

A coroner's report said that the woman died of a broken neck. Psychiatrists are currently determining if the man is mentally competent to stand trial.