Woman in Mokshan sentenced to 7 years in penal colony for murder 3 years ago
Penza, 3 November 2015. PenzaNews. A woman, 40, has been sentenced to 7 years in general penal colony after finding her guilty of murdering her live-in lover, 43, in Mokshan village of the Penza region on night into September 11, 2012.
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“During the preliminary investigation, the woman living with the victim was giving contradictory testimony, saying the injuries were caused by a mostly unknown man who arrived from a different region. They were unable to establish the suspect, and the criminal case under Part 1, Art. 105 of the Criminal Code, ‘Murder,’ was suspended. However, the investigators kept coming back to the case, analyzing those who could have been related to the crime,” Lyudmila Fomina, Senior Assistant of the Head of the Investigative Department of the city Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, told PenzaNews agency.
According to her, thorough scrutiny by investigators helped find a connection between the woman and the murder: she wrote a confession.
“We have established there had been a row between the man and the woman: during it, the woman stabbed the man in the stomach with a kitchen knife, and went to bed. In the morning, she found the man succumbed to the injury, and blamed an other person to neighbors to escape responsibility,” she explained.
The sentence has not yet entered into force and can be appealed, Lyudmila Fomina added.