It Is Established That Person Involved in Criminal Case on Murder of Girl in Oryol Oblast Is Associated with Several Other Crimes Committed from 2000 to 2021

The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues to investigate the criminal case against Shavkat Shayakhmedov. Earlier, this Oryol Oblast resident was detained on suspicion of murdering a 9-year-old girl. The Chairman of the IC of Russia ordered to transfer the case to MID investigators for a comprehensive and thorough investigation.

In the course of establishing the circumstances of the murder of a girl in the village of Kazar, the Zalegoshchensky District, Oryol Oblast, the investigators of the Central Office obtained information about the man's possible involvement in other particularly serious crimes in the same area that remained unsolved for a long time. As a result of well-planned investigative actions and joint operative search activities of the Main Criminal Investigations Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, evidence confirming this information was obtained.

According to the investigators, in April 2000, in September 2003, and in July 2005, in Zalegoshchensky District of Oryol Oblast, Shayakhmedov murdered another three local residents by strangling – a 6-year-old boy, a [11-year-old boy], and a 32-year-old woman. It is known that the defendant was not acquainted with the woman and the 6-year-old child; the 11-year-old boy lived in a neighboring house.

Shayakhmedov was charged with committing crimes under Paragraphs A, C, I of Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code (murder, that is, intentionally causing the death of two or more persons, a minor, in order to conceal another crime). During the interrogation, the defendant fully admitted his guilt. Previously, the court detained him at the investigators' request.

Investigative actions aimed at establishing the circumstances of the committed crimes are currently underway. A number of forensic examinations have been scheduled and are underway. The investigators will also check the defendant for involvement in other crimes.