Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Russian Family Found Guilty of Murdering Elderly in Siberia

Four family members in the Siberian region of Irkutsk have been found guilty of murdering elderly retirees and stealing their money, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement Wednesday.

The killers comprised a 26-year-old woman, her husband, her mother and grandmother, the Irkutsk regional branch of the Investigative Committee said. An Irkutsk regional court found them guilty of multiple murders committed by an organized crime group, aggravated robbery and arson.

Their five victims were aged 75 to 87, and one was a World War II veteran, the Investigative Committee said.

The family members gained the trust of local elderly people, killed them and stole their belongings, the statement said. In all, the group gained a little over 300,000 rubles ($3,950) through their attacks, the statement said.

The male member of the group was sentenced to life in prison, his wife to 19 years, the mother to 15 years and the grandmother to 10 years in prison, the statement said.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more