A NOTORIOUS killer dubbed the “Son of Frankenstein” butchered his entire family and kept their brains in the freezer.
Theofilos Sehidis, 24, brutally murdered his parents, his sister, his uncle, and his grandmother in a frenzied attack that shook Greece.
The cold-blooded killer died in Korydallos prison exactly three years ago at the age of 47.
His heinous crimes made headlines across the country after it was revealed, the young law student proceeded to keep his victims’ brains in the freezer for “further study” – just like his gothic horror namesake.
The horrifying murders happened on the northeastern Aegean island of Thasos in May 19 and 20, 1996, when Sehidis was convinced his family was plotting against him.
“They wanted to kill me but I killed them first. They were sick,” he told police, according to media reports of that time.
When he was eventually caught, the 24-year-old confessed his crime and described in chilling detail what he did to the bodies.
After decapitating the corpses, Sehidis chopped them up and removed the brains before placing them in the freezer to study,- while listening to Tchaikovsky, reported Proto Thema.
“I just removed a couple of brains and put them in the fridge,” he told shocked police officers.
“I had some psychiatric and medical knowledge and I just wanted to examine the anatomy of the human brain. That’s all.”
“One of the heads was already broken, the brain was out, so why not put them in the fridge?” he added.
His first victim was his 58-year-old uncle Vasilis, whom he pushed down a cliff after an argument.
He proceeded to decapitate him so he “wouldn’t suffer anymore.”
Sehidis then hid the body behind a bush and went to buy a new shirt and a hunting gun.
Next, he went back home where he shot his 55-year-old dad Dimitris, stabbed to death his 48-year-old mum Maria, his 27-year-old sister Emmy and his 75-year-old gran Ermioni- later he claimed they were holding a knife and tried to attack him.
He then used a chainsaw to dismember the bodies, placed the remains in rubbish bags, and threw them in a landfill in the nearby city of Kavala.
Meanwhile he had spoken over the phone with his uncle’s wife, Eleni, who lived in Belgium and pretended that his family was alive and well living in Germany.
He was eventually caught after his uncle’s wife, Eleni, who lived in Belgium reported her husband and his family missing to the Belgian police.
During that time, Sehidis pretended that his family was alive and well living in Germany.
But police were suspicious of his behaviour and continued to investigate.
On July 21, Theophilos was arrested while driving his car for possession of a riffle, a gun and ammunition.
He was handed a 10- month sentence and fined with £1770 but was released due to his clear record.
He was eventually arrested as a suspect for his family’s disappearance about a month later, when he confessed after hours of interrogation.
Cops found dried blood all over the house, two chainsaws and an ax alongside another horrifying detail; the word “mistake” written on a wall.
When the killer was later asked by reporters what it meant he simply replied: “Mistake means mistake, nothing more.”
Medical examiner M. Georgiadis, told newspaper Apogeumatini at the time: “It was such a macabre and shocking sight in the ‘house-fortress’, that cannot be described.
“Remains of brain substance were on the walls, bathrooms, and ceilings after two of the victims (father and mother) were shot in the head.
“There was dried blood all over the house.
“The carpet had turned red from blood, especially at the point where he killed his sister, whom he only hit in the chest.”
The remains of his family members were never found.
Those close to him described him as a highly intelligent, quiet young man who was always alone, loved reading and classical music.
Sehidis finally confessed after a whole night of interrogation in August 1996.
He said he had no regrets and claimed he killed the family in self-defense and said they were all plotting to murder him.
In June 1997, he was found guilty of five counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
The following year he was transferred to Korydallos Prison Psychiatric Hospital.
He reportedly asked prison guards to be allowed to listen to classical music and read books.
He applied for release in 2016 but was not granted. A second request was pending.
Sehidis died in prison from a heart attack on February 12, 2019, after spending 21 years behind bars.
No one ever visited him during his time in prison.
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