Russian Grave Digger and Friend Accused of Killing 2 in Fit of Road Rage

In an apparent attack of road rage, a grave digger and his accomplice are accused of having murdered two Chelyabinsk region men who failed to yield and then digging their graves near the scene of the crime, Russian media reported this week.

The victims' car, which was set on fire in the aftermath of the attack, was also found on the outskirts of the city.

Local news site Vsya-okruga.rf identified the victims as Sergey Fokin and Sergey Cheskidov, two men from the town of Yuzhnouralsk who had grown up in a local orphanage, and who left behind wives and small children.

Their bodies were reportedly discovered last week by volunteers, buried deep below some nearby woodlands. According to Vsya-okruga.rf, one of the suspects had worked as a grave digger, position he resigned from one day before he was detained on June 10.

The suspects, who were reportedly drunk at the time of the incident, could not remember where they had buried their victims, media reported.

Read more