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Russia: 'Kind, smart man' - mother of alleged Saratov girl murderer

Russian Federation, Saratov
October 11, 2019 at 18:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

The mother of a man suspected of murdering a nine-year-old girl talked about her son in the Russian city of Saratov on Friday.

The video was filmed in the flat where the suspected murderer lived with his mother and shows her, Olga Tuvatina, trying to fix the lock of her front door with a knife, after the police conducted a search shortly before journalists arrived.

Tuvatina described her son as a “kind, smart, hardworking man”, and said that the police will "figure it out" and catch the real murderer.

Earlier on Friday Russia's Investigative Committee released footage of Tuvatina's son confessing to the crime.

The girl went missing on Wednesday on her way to school. Her body was found on Thursday not far from a local garage.

After hearing of the murder and finding out that the suspect had been detained, locals gathered in a spontaneous rally in Saratov city centre overnight on Thursday to demand the police release the suspect for extrajudicial punishment.

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The mother of a man suspected of murdering a nine-year-old girl talked about her son in the Russian city of Saratov on Friday.

The video was filmed in the flat where the suspected murderer lived with his mother and shows her, Olga Tuvatina, trying to fix the lock of her front door with a knife, after the police conducted a search shortly before journalists arrived.

Tuvatina described her son as a “kind, smart, hardworking man”, and said that the police will "figure it out" and catch the real murderer.

Earlier on Friday Russia's Investigative Committee released footage of Tuvatina's son confessing to the crime.

The girl went missing on Wednesday on her way to school. Her body was found on Thursday not far from a local garage.

After hearing of the murder and finding out that the suspect had been detained, locals gathered in a spontaneous rally in Saratov city centre overnight on Thursday to demand the police release the suspect for extrajudicial punishment.

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