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Russia: Court arrests history professor found with severed arms in backpack

Russian Federation, St Petersburg
November 11, 2019 at 13:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Saint Petersburg’s Oktyabrsky District Court arrested 63-year-old history professor Oleg Sokolov on murder charges on Monday.

Sokolov, a French history expert and a professor at the Saint Petersburg State University, on Sunday confessed to murdering his student with whom he had co-authored a number of articles and was in a relationship.

He was hauled out of the Moyka River on Saturday, with a backpack containing severed arms of a woman. According to preliminary data, the arms belonged to his student, 24-year-old Anastasia Yeshchenko. Remains of a woman and a bloodied hacksaw were reportedly later found in his apartment.

According to the Russia’s Investigative Committee, a criminal case has been opened and the investigation is ongoing.

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Saint Petersburg’s Oktyabrsky District Court arrested 63-year-old history professor Oleg Sokolov on murder charges on Monday.

Sokolov, a French history expert and a professor at the Saint Petersburg State University, on Sunday confessed to murdering his student with whom he had co-authored a number of articles and was in a relationship.

He was hauled out of the Moyka River on Saturday, with a backpack containing severed arms of a woman. According to preliminary data, the arms belonged to his student, 24-year-old Anastasia Yeshchenko. Remains of a woman and a bloodied hacksaw were reportedly later found in his apartment.

According to the Russia’s Investigative Committee, a criminal case has been opened and the investigation is ongoing.

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