Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

88-Year-Old Convict Suspected of Murdering Wife

An 88-year-old man has been named a key suspect in a murder enquiry by police who believe he was responsible for the death of his elderly wife.

Dmitry Koltypin, who is described as "hard of hearing," is suspected of killing his elderly wife two weeks ago by hitting her with a makeshift weapon, state-run news agency RIA Novosti cited a police source in the Tula region as saying Tuesday.

Tula police issued a statement Tuesday saying they were seeking the pensioner in connection with the murder, noting that the suspect has tattoos on his upper body and golden crowns on his lower teeth.

Koltypin has previous convictions for serious crimes, RIA reported.

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.