Siberian Arsonist, Rapist Gets Life in Jail

MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) – A court in Russia’s Siberia sentenced a man to life in prison for a series of crimes, including two arsons that killed seven people and rape of a teenage girl, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said on Tuesday.

Two people were killed when Vadim Garbokon set fire to a wooden house in the Western Siberian city of Tomsk in May 2007 in an attempt to kill his female acquaintance.

In October 2009, Garbokon and his teenage friend set fire to a flat that they believed belonged to a man who was at odds with the teenager. They blocked the door with a log before setting the apartment ablaze. Five people, including three children, were killed in the fire.

The criminals, who were under the influence of alcohol, later discovered that they had set fire to the wrong flat.

Garbokon also raped a 12-year-old girl and committed a robbery together with another teenage friend.

Garbokon’s two underage accomplices have been sentenced to nine years and ten months and three years and eight months in jail, respectively.

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