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New Case Against Skinheads

Artur Ryno and Pavel Skachevsky, who are serving 20-year sentences over two cases related to a spree of racial hate murders, pleaded guilty to another killing, RIA-Novosti reported Wednesday.

The two are charged with killing 37-year-old Maxim Lavrikov, whom they stabbed more than 50 times because they mistook him for a Central Asia native, the report said. The assault took place in eastern Moscow in 2007.

Ryno and Skachevsky admitted to killing Lavrikov during a Moscow City Court hearing, but Ryno's lawyer denied the racial motive of the assault. She did not elaborate Wednesday.

(MT)

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