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Massacre Suspect Suffers 'Breakdown'

Sergei Tsapok, suspected of organizing a massacre in the Krasnodar region’s Kushchyovskaya village that left 12 dead, was placed in a prison hospital after a nervous breakdown, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported, citing his lawyer.

Tsapok had undergone psychiatric therapy for several years, the report said, without elaborating.

Meanwhile, two more suspects, identified only by their surnames, Alexeyev and Ryabtsev, were placed on a wanted list, an Investigative Committee spokesman said, Interfax reported Monday.

Eight people have been detained in connection with the massacre. Media reports said they could be members of a criminal gang that had de-facto control over the village for years.

Local farmer Serever Ametov was murdered Nov. 5 in his house along with his family, neighbors and the family of a visiting entrepreneur from Rostov-on-Don.

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