In Moscow investigation of criminal case against Sergey Martynov committing a series of murders in several Russian regions completed

The Central Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee have finished investigation of criminal a case against Sergey Martynov, accused of crimes under paragraph “e” of part 2 of article 111 (intentional infliction of a grave injury), paragraph “a” of part 1 of article 213 (hooliganism), paragraph “a” of part 2 of article 205 (murder of two or more persons), paragraph “c” of part 3 of article 132 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code (violent sexual actions).

According to the investigation, Martinov in the period from 2005 to 2010 committed a series of murders and other grave crimes in more than 10 regions of Russia. The investigators have established circumstances of 8 murders committed by Martynov. Absolute majority of Martynov’s victims were women, as well as two minor girls, against one of which Martynov had committed violent sexual actions and inflicted grave injuries to another.

Earlier, in 1992, Martinov had been already convicted for murder associated with rape and after doing 14 years in prison he started to kill again. In 2005, Martynov was put on a wanted list for the attack on an underage girl in Kemerovo. Acting daringly and cynically, he didn’t try to conceal evidence and even left letters at crime scenes, expertly hid from law enforcement officials until was caught in 2010. 

The investigators have collected enough evidence and the case is forwarded for the bill of particulars to be approved and then will be sent in the court to be considered on merits.