Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, made the comment to reporters on the way into the courtroom on Wednesday. She is suspected of killing the child when it was in her care.
Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old nanny from Uzbekistan, is accused of killing a four-year-old girl and then brandishing the child’s severed head outside a Moscow metro station.
But prosecutors told the court that they believed Bobokulova, a mother-of-three, was not acting on her own and that there were individuals who “incited” her to carry out the attack.
According to the Russian officials, the woman was suffering from mental health problems, with an investigator in the court saying the horrific act was unprecedented in the country.
She will be examined by psychiatrists after Investigative Committee staff noted Gobokulova’s “inappropriate behavior“, RIA Novosti reported.
Investigators, however, said earlier that the suspect, who is married, appeared to be mentally unstable.
When asked in court if she pleaded guilty, the ‘killer’ nanny said “Yes”.
The investigation also concluded that the nanny had “instigators” who prompted her to kill the girl.
‘I can tell you only one thing – the relatives are shocked with the cruel murder but they were not surprised.
The source added that police are trying to identify her boyfriend, who the suspect mentioned during questioning. “Allah is sending a second prophet to give news of peace”, Bobokulova said, adding she hadn’t been given any food and would “die in a week”.
Footage also showed the woman shouting phrases like “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and “I am a terrorist”.
Bobokulova was arrested as half a dozen police officers swooped near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in Moscow, Russia, as she reportedly shouted she had a bomb.
The slain girl’s family was apparently from an area a couple hundred miles south of Moscow, but had moved to the capital to try boost their income enough to afford an operation for their four-year-old daughter.