Criminal case against Sergey Martynov accused of series of murders in different regions of Russia set to court

The Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has completed investigation into criminal 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 105 (murder of two and more persons), paragraph “c” of part 3 of article 132 of the RF 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.

In April 2005, Martynov met in Kemerovo a stranger woman, started a talk with her and then without any reason cut her face with a razor blade inflicting a grave injury.

In 2007, in the town of Glazov, Udmurt Republic the accused brutally beat up a woman with whom he was drinking alcohol. Later the woman died of the traumas. Martynov committed similar murders in Bashkortostan, the Voronezh, Sverdlovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Oryol, Vladimir and other regions.

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 of an underage girl in Kemerovo. Acting daringly and cynically, he expertly hid from law enforcement officials until was caught in 2010.

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