Suspects in Tula murder confess

TULA, August 3 (Itar-Tass) — The murder of five people, including three children, has been solved. Two Tula residents have been detained and confess.

In particular, they told investigators where they had hidden the weapons and what they had done with the things stolen from the apartment, regional prosecutor Oleg Chernysh said on Wednesday. Investigatory actions with the detained men continue, including taking them to the crime scene.

At a press conference late on Wednesday, the head of the Tula region investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee, Tatyana Sergeyeva, and deputy head of the regional internal affairs directorate Andrei Mishagin told reporters about the course of investigation.

Two brothers, both computer specialists, have been detained. They live in the neighbourhood and repaired a computer of the murdered young woman. However, they did their work badly, which triggered a quarrel. A TV set from the apartment where the murder took place has been found in the apartment of the suspects.

Five people were found slain on Monday. The bodies of the women were found in the bathroom while the children’s bodies bearing signs of severe beating were found in a room. The grandmother was 60, and her daughter was 35. All the victims’ skulls were smashed, supposedly with a hammer.

The elder woman moved to the regional center four years ago. Prior to that, she worked for the Yekaterinburg diocese. In Tula, she was a singer at a monastery choir. Her daughter worked for a realtor firm. The grandmother was last seen in the second half of July as she was going to church. Criminal proceedings were opened over Article 105, part 2 (murder of two or more persons). Police are working on several leads, including the younger woman’s work as realtor.


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