John Hughes, the self-professed serial killer/"Antichrist," told police": "I don't mean to be a smart ass about it, but you shouldn't try to fight with somebody with a gun."
Hughes, 34, was talking about Valentin G. Kirilchuk, a 39-year-old trucker from Springfield. In September 2008, Hughes' girlfriend allegedly lured Kirilchuk into a rest stop bathroom where Hughes robbed and killed Kirilchuk.
"This defendant viciously murdered two people in two weeks. He stabbed
his first victim to death, stole his gun, and then used that gun to kill
another innocent man," Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd said in a
statement. "For the safety of society, it is good that he will never
live outside prison walls again."
Hughes admitted wanting to rob Kirilchuk, who he spotted parked in a
rest area on Interstate 29 north near Dearborn on September 8, 2008.
Hughes' girlfriend, Dana Tutor, allegedly went to Kirilchuk's
truck and told him she needed $100. Kirilchuk went into the rest area's
main building with Tutor. Once inside, Hughes forced Kirilchuk into a
men's bathroom at gunpoint.
Hughes tried to rob Kirilchuk, who fought back. Hughes shot Kirilchuk in
the head one time with a 9mm handgun at close range. Hughes took
Kirilchuk's wallet, which had $200 in it, and a cell phone.
Police arrested Hughes for DUI in York County, Nebraska. During the
arrest, police found the 9mm, which they used to link him to Kirilchuk's
killing. Hughes stole the 9mm after robbing and stabbing David Durben
to death in Zanesville, Ohio.
In an interview with KMBC, Hughes claimed that he killed
15 to 20 people. He also showed off his lion tattoo
(you know, he's a lion among men) and a biblical quote
tat about the Antichrist (yes, he thinks he's the Antichrist).
Hughes will never see life outside of prison again. He pleaded guilty today to charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and
armed criminal action. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is also serving a life sentence in Ohio.
Tutor has been charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree murder. Her next court date is November 16.