Kuznetsk citizen to spend 8 years in colony for murdering woman, burning body in furnace
Penza, 13 January 2016. PenzaNews. A citizen of Kuznetsk in the Penza region will be spending 8 years in high-security penal colony for murdering a woman. The sentence has entered into force.
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“It was established that at night into 1 December 2014, the man had a row with the woman in his house, punched her and then began choking her with a belt. When she lost consciousness, the culprit moved her into the house basement, then pulled her out shortly after and began choking her with the belt again. The woman died at the scene as a result. To hide the crime, the house owner threatened his wife into helping him divide the body into parts and burn it in a furnace,” Natalya Bychenkova, press secretary of the Penza region court, told PenzaNews agency.
Even though the man wrote a full confession during the investigation, he declined to admit being guilty during the court session, she said.
Natalya Bychenkova also pointed out that the row reportedly was caused by the fact that the victim was suspected of theft.
“The convict was placed under obligation to pay compensation of moral damages to the mother of the murdered woman. Disagreeing with the sentence, the man appealed the court verdict, which was dismissed by the Judicial Chamber on Criminal Cases,” she explained.