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Rapper Killed After Bad Show, Investigators Say

Investigators have opened a criminal case against a young man from Arkhangelsk who is accused of beating a rapper to death after hearing him perform at a local bar.

According to preliminary evidence, the 21-year-old attacked the rapper with his friends because he didn't like the way the rapper performed, regional investigators said Monday in a statement on their official website.

The statement said that the suspect, who is in pretrial detention, jumped on top of the 25-year-old rapper outside the Arkhangelsk nightclub before dealing him a series of debilitating blows. The rapper subsequently died in a local hospital from internal bleeding caused by the assault. The young suspect faces 15 years in jail on manslaughter charges.

The investigators' statement didn't identify the name of the slain rapper or the suspect.

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