Locals accused of slaying 5 people to appear in court in Krasnoyarsk territory

The investigative bodies of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Krasnoyarsk territory have completed the investigation of a criminal case against Yebgeny Gagarkin, Vladimir Korolyov and Nikolai Ageev. Depending on the role of each one, they are accused of crimes under paragraphs “a, g, h, j” of part 2 of article 105 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (murder of two or more persons committed by a group of persons out of mercenary motives, attended by robbery, with the purpose to conceal another crime), paragraph “c” of part 4 of article 162 of the RFCC (robbery committed with the infliction of major damage to the victim’s health), part 1 of article 222 of the RFCC (illegal storage of firearms).

On 7 August 2011, the Interior Ministry bodies received a message that a body of a watchman of an abandoned oil refinery was found in construction block, 700 meters away from the Yeniseysk-Yepishino highway, with gunshot wounds to his head and stomach. Two badly burned bodies were found in another construction trailer. Two more men bodies were found in an adit and in a gully not far from the road. The first man had been a feller and the second one had been a local resident killed by perpetrators to get his car.

According to investigators the first motive was personal dislike between Klindukhov and Korolyov, Ageev and Gagarkin, which was the reason for Korolyov to shoot Klindukhov. Ageev and Gagarkin threw the body with the crime instrument – sawn-off gun – into an abandoned adit. Then Korolyov in the construction block, where they had been living with the team, shot to death Sorvin and Khotinsky to conceal the murder of Klindukhov, together with others they set fire to the trailer and fled. At the moment of the crime both perpetrators and their victims were intoxicated.

On their way to the highway the perpetrators came on the territory of the abandoned oil refinery, where Korolyov and Gagrkin shot the watchman in order to take his possessions and money. Having gone out of the forest to the highway, they stopped a minibus, killed the driver and threw his body to the ditch. After that they went few dozens of kilometers on the stolen vehicle. The perpetrators during a week hid from law enforcement bodies in forest and went along power lines in the direction of the Irkutsk region. During the investigation all the accused plead guilty and were remorseful of the crime.

The investigators have collected enough evidence, therefore the case with the approved bill of particulars is forwarded to the court to be considered on the merits.