3 Guys 1 Hammer
3 Guys 1 Hammer is a Ukrainian shock video which was made in the summer of 2007. It shows video footage of three teenage boys (Viktor Sayenko, Igor Suprunyuk, and Alexander Hanzha) torturing and murdering 48-year-old Sergei Yatzenko who was disabled by a recent bout with cancer in the woods. The three teenagers became known as "The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs." They had killed 20 other people before making the infamous video. Sayenko, Suprunyuk, and Hanzha were eventually arrested and went on trial for the murders. They were eventually found guilty, with Sayenko and Suprunyuk both being given life sentences and Hanzha (who was not involved in the actual murders) getting nine years behind bars for two armed robberies that took place before the murder spree.
The man who was murdered in 3 Guys 1 Hammer was found missing after riding his Dnepr motorcycle. There is footage showing the three guys complaining about something in Ukrainian. After a few seconds, they notice Sergei Yatzenko riding his Dnepr motorcycle. As soon as he gets near, they kick down his wheels, causing the motorcycle to fall over. The boys trapped him in the woods before he was killed. The murderers' previous murder scene was two teenage boys in Pidhorodne, named Andrei Sidyuk and Vadim Lyakhov, who was brutally attacked while they were fishing. Vadim managed to escape by hiding in the woods. The maniacs then killed Sergei.
The video starts with two males in the woods, one of whom is trapped under what seems to be debris. Abruptly, the teenage boy standing over the adult victim attacks him with a hammer concealed in a plastic bag, effectively turning the victim's face into a bloody pulp. After several seconds of close-ups of what used to be a face and a few discomforting gurgles, a screwdriver is skewered and twisted into the victim's stomach by the cameraman, then into the dying man's left eye. The victim was finished off by two large arcing blows to the head with the hammer for the final time. The assailants then promptly run out of the woods and head nearby to their car, where they wash off the blood.
On July 31, 2013, a ListVerse writer named Mike Floorwalker wrote an article titled "10 Videos Of Violence And Insanity", where "3 Guys 1 Hammer" is ranked second. Floorwalker advised against watching the video due to its disturbing nature, despite the list containing other videos that involve murder.
NOTE: The following shock video contains extremely graphic content!