A ‘crossbow killer’ has admitted to killing a Russian oligarch nicknamed ‘The Sausage King’ to win over his sufferer’s ex-wife, in accordance with legislation enforcement.
50-year-old Alexander Mavridi shot 54-year-old meat mogul Vladimir Marugov as he relaxed in his sauna in Moscow, allegedly with hopes of marrying his wealthy former associate.
The suspect had purchased a crossbow for £300 and hid within the tycoon’s backyard ready to shoot him.
Marugov’s new spouse Sabina Gaziyeva, 36, fled the scene bare, vaulting a fence to boost the alarm as her husband bled to loss of life.
Mavridi knew the ex-wife Tatyana Marugova, and now authorities have stated he confessed that he “wished to marry” her and believed he had discovered a approach to impress her.
She had confided to Mavridi that she was “very drained” of property squabbles together with her ex, stated Sergey Bakanov, an investigator for the Russian Investigative Committee.
The investigator defined that Mavridi advised Marugova that he had a approach to make her ex-husband “depart her alone”.
Bakanov added: “Tatyana replied that this ‘can be nice’.
“It didn’t even happen to her that Mavridi was plotting homicide.”
Marugova, a rich poet, is just not beneath investigation from Russian authorities.
It had been suspected that the 2 had been in a sexual relationship after she stated “many males can study loads from him”, including that he had been “courting” her and was “gallant and charismatic” whereas he acted as her “handyman”.
Nevertheless, the investigator stated there was no proof of a relationship on the time of the homicide regardless that Mavridi had deliberate to impress and wed her.
Mavridi confessed to the homicide after being arrested following an escape from a detention centre.
He was snared by facial recognition expertise on a Moscow grocery store’s digicam after 5 weeks on the run.
Widow Gaziyeva, who handed a lie detector take a look at on TV in an try and cease rumours that she was concerned within the homicide, advised viewers: “I don’t have a model [explaining] the homicide. It is extremely unusual that these two individuals knew one another.
“There are 18 million individuals residing in Moscow, and the truth that the suspected assassin is aware of his ex-wife amazes me.”
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