The Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation over Kemerovo Region - Kuzbass continues investigation of a probe into murder of 59-year-old former Head of Kiselevsk Municipal District. The probe was launched under Paragraph G of Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia (murder committed by a group of persons).
According to the version of the investigation, on October 31 of the current year, in a territory of a garden plot of a private house bodies of a 59-year-old owner and a man subsequently identified as a 45-year-old previously convicted Belovo citizen engaged in one of the power sports were discovered with gunshot wounds. During examination of the crime scene, investigators found items that indicated thorough preparation for the robbery attack and ammunition. Some items contained biological traces that provided proofs of involvement in the offence of three persons, one of whom had been shot dead. Due to well-coordinated work of investigators, forensic investigators of the Investigations Directorate and criminal investigation officers of Kemerovo Regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs two other suspects were promptly identified and arrested. They were Belovo residents of 49 and 35 years of age. According to the version of the investigation, one of them functioned as a driver: he delivered the co-perpetrators to the residence of the victim and waited for them in a kilometre from the crime scene while two others were in the territory of the garden plot. Upon motion of an investigator, the court ruled to put one of the suspects in custody; preventive measure for another one will be elected today. After that investigation will press charges against them within the legal time limit. The priority version still is a robbery attack.
During the investigation, investigators will check the involvement of the suspects in other similar offences committed in the region. The criminal investigation is ongoing.