Oksana Poludentseva, 36, met Stepan Dolgikh, 33, when he was in prison for femicide, for killing his wife. They started a relationship by letter in which she Oksana she thought that he could “change” her. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When the young man was released, the couple decided to get married to formalize their relationship. Everything was perfect until the celebration in a house in the Siberian village of Prokudskoye started to go wrong. Alcohol consumption and Stepan’s angry temper formed an explosive mixture which ended in another femicide.
During the celebration, Oksana was enjoying herself, when Stepan violently approached her and accused her of “misbehavior”, in a clear allusion to her attitude towards one of the invited men. Oksana tried to reason with him, but Stepan began to brutally beat her. The assault began inside the wedding house, but continued outside.
As explained by the chief investigator Kirill Petrushin to the NGS news agency, “he began to beat her and kick her out of the house. He grabbed her by her hair, hit her, pushed her into the street, where he also continued to hit her body and head. When he ended her life, he threw her into a nearby ravine.”
Petrushin indicated that the attack was savage: “He beat her for a long time, in front of witnesses, and hit her vital organs, on her torso and head. He fully admitted her guilt during the investigation.”
When she appeared lifeless, he “threw her into a nearby ravine”. The brutal femicide occurred several hours after the couple got married.
Dolgikh confessed to the murder, Petrushin said.
He admitted his guilt during the investigation, but did not repent. “I was jealous of her with one of the guests”, Petrushin said.
“It seemed to her husband that she had behaved improperly, which caused a scandal. “Everyone else was afraid of her, so they tried to intervene, but they couldn’t stop the crime.”
“In a state of alcoholic intoxication, due to jealousy, he developed a hostile attitude towards his wife. He was jealous of one of the guests. It seemed to her husband that he had behaved incorrectly, which caused a scandal. L “man who had previous convictions for murder and robbery, but the deceased woman knew about his criminal record,” Petrushin said.
“They met while he was serving time in prison for previous felonies.” She ultimately concluded that she “didn’t think that while she was drinking alcohol or just in a fit of rage, a person like this could cross the line and commit a crime.”
Stepan was sentenced to 18 years in prison after a short trial that saw dozens of witnesses and the confession of the feminicide. The young Russian woman was knocked unconscious after being hit on the head. And according to the autopsy, the kicks to her chest were fatal.
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