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Russia: Court puts Saratov schoolgirl murder suspect under arrest

Russian Federation, Engels
October 12, 2019 at 13:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Engels District Court in the Saratov region ruled to keep the suspect in the murder of a nine-year-old schoolgirl behind bars on Saturday.

Footage shows police convoy lead the suspect into the court room for a closed hearing.

The 35-year-old man who had been previously convicted confessed to murdering the girl on Friday.

The girl’s body was found on Thursday at a garage after she went missing the day before. After the suspect was detained, local residents staged a spontaneous rally in the city center with tensions running high as they demanded extrajudicial punishment.

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The Engels District Court in the Saratov region ruled to keep the suspect in the murder of a nine-year-old schoolgirl behind bars on Saturday.

Footage shows police convoy lead the suspect into the court room for a closed hearing.

The 35-year-old man who had been previously convicted confessed to murdering the girl on Friday.

The girl’s body was found on Thursday at a garage after she went missing the day before. After the suspect was detained, local residents staged a spontaneous rally in the city center with tensions running high as they demanded extrajudicial punishment.

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