AURORA, Colo. – A Parker man is accused of attacking his former mental health worker with a hammer and fracturing her skull, claiming if he scared her that he would get back “energy” he says she stole from him.
The alleged attack happened around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the 4100 block of S. Dunkirk Way in Aurora, according to a probable cause statement for the arrest of 45-year-old Filipp Kazakov.
Police were called out on a report of a home invasion robbery and found the victim, a woman, covered in blood at her neighbor’s house with a huge gash on her forehead, according to the probable cause statement.
She told police that she had also suffered a broken arm in the attack and had passed out. The woman told police she knew her attacker was a man named Filipp before she was taken to an area hospital, where doctors confirmed she had a broken humerus bone in her arm and “multiple penetrating skull fractures,” among other injuries.
A friend of the woman who had been set to meet with her that evening for dinner had arrived to her house before emergency responders and found blood throughout the woman’s home. Officers asked the friend about the man who the victim accused of attacking her, and he said he had occasionally seen the man about a year beforehand.
Another friend of the victim who arrived at the scene was able to give police more information about the suspect, after which officers identified him as Filipp Kazakov.
Parker police were asked to go to Kazakov’s home in Parker, after which Aurora officers arrived to speak with him as well. When Aurora officers arrived, Kazakov “made a spontaneous utterance and asked ‘if she was dead,’” the affidavit says. Kazakov was brought to the Aurora Police Department and questioned.
Kazakov told officers there that he had been seeing the woman for mental health treatment about a year and a half before the alleged attack.
He told officers that the woman “was a KGB agent that specialized in spiritual exorcism” and “accused [the victim] of implanting a part of herself in him and taking his energy,” according to the probable cause statement.
The report says that Kazakov then admitted to knocking on the woman’s door, forcing his way inside, pushing her down the stairs and hitting her several times with a hammer.
“Filipp stated he did this because he believed that if he scared the woman, he would get his energy back,” the Aurora officer wrote in the probable cause statement.
Police arrested Kazakov shortly after 10 p.m. that day on suspicion of assault and burglary charges.
He was formally charged this week with three felonies and two sentence enhancers: attempted first-degree murder after deliberation; first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree burglary of a dwelling. The sentence enhancers that would kick in upon his conviction are for violent crimes causing serious bodily injury and using weapons.
Court records show Kazakov is next due in court for a Dec. 27 preliminary hearing.
Denver7's Jace Larson contributed to this report.