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Russia: Muscovites mourn 4-year-old’s death after nanny beheads child01:50

Russia: Muscovites mourn 4-year-old’s death after nanny beheads child

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 1, 2016 at 14:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mourners paid their respects at several sites in Moscow, Tuesday, following the death of 4-year-old Anastasia Meshcheryakova who was decapitated by her nanny in the Russian capital on Monday.

Muscovites laid flowers, toys, and candles at a bench near the building where the girl’s family lived and where the child was killed. There was also a memorial at 'Oktyabrskoe pole' underground station, where the killer was detained with the decapitated girl’s head.

Authorities were alerted to the death of Meshcheryakova after a woman was spotted at the Moscow underground station brandishing the child’s severed head. Following the 38-year-old woman’s arrest, authorities discovered the child’s home had been set on fire. Law enforcement later discovered the headless body of the four-year-old in the flat.

The suspect, Gulchekhra Bobokulova, was the nanny of the child and allegedly waited until Meshcheryakova’s parents left the flat, later strangling the child to death before decapitating her. Bobokulova is under psychological evaluation to determine whether she understood her actions at the time or is capable of comprehending them now.

Russia: Muscovites mourn 4-year-old’s death after nanny beheads child01:50
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Mourners paid their respects at several sites in Moscow, Tuesday, following the death of 4-year-old Anastasia Meshcheryakova who was decapitated by her nanny in the Russian capital on Monday.

Muscovites laid flowers, toys, and candles at a bench near the building where the girl’s family lived and where the child was killed. There was also a memorial at 'Oktyabrskoe pole' underground station, where the killer was detained with the decapitated girl’s head.

Authorities were alerted to the death of Meshcheryakova after a woman was spotted at the Moscow underground station brandishing the child’s severed head. Following the 38-year-old woman’s arrest, authorities discovered the child’s home had been set on fire. Law enforcement later discovered the headless body of the four-year-old in the flat.

The suspect, Gulchekhra Bobokulova, was the nanny of the child and allegedly waited until Meshcheryakova’s parents left the flat, later strangling the child to death before decapitating her. Bobokulova is under psychological evaluation to determine whether she understood her actions at the time or is capable of comprehending them now.

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