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High School Students Suspected of Beating Man to Death in Park

Two high school students are being treated as suspects in a murder inquiry after a badly beaten body was discovered in a Moscow park.

Last Tuesday, an eighth grader was detained in Sochi and a ninth grader was held in the Moscow region in connection with the death of a man in Izmailovsky Park last September, an unidentified law enforcement official said, Interfax reported.

The man was covered in bruises and investigators believe he was beaten to death with a baseball bat.

The two teenagers face up of 20 years in prison if convicted of committing a premeditated murder as part of a group.


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