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Murder by Kettlebell

A Ryazan native was detained for killing his friend during a drunken fight with multiple blows to the head with a 16-kilogram kettlebell, Interfax said Wednesday, citing the Investigative Committee.

The fight took place in the unidentified suspect's apartment last week, the report said, without elaborating on what prompted the argument.

The suspect stored the dead body in the fridge, which he later put in the street to carry away to some "remote place," the report said, adding that this was when the body was discovered by local residents.


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