Investigator Shishkina killed for $ 15,000
The alleged hitman and the “instigator” pleaded guilty.
The investigation believes that St. Petersburg resident Abdulaziz Abdulazizov, 18, received 600,000 rubles ($ 9,000) for murdering of the MIA investigator Yevgenia Shishkina, and Kirill Grunskoy, 17, who allegedly persuaded him to commit a crime received 400,000 rubles ($ 6,000), the Russian Service of BBC writes. Tenth-grader Grunskoy supposedly received the order on darknet. The arrested defendants pleaded guilty.
“He is simply not capable of murder! He has never held any firearms in his hands, except for a toy pistol,” Abdulazizov’s mother said to Komsomolskaya Pravda.
After the detention, Abdulazizov said that he had come to Moscow to attend the concerts of rappers Killstation and Brennan Savage. The investigation believes that a freshman student in the east of the Moscow Region took a non-lethal pistol converted into a combat weapon from a cache, booked a room in a hotel in Krasnogorsk and found a box with cartridges there. On October 10, 2018, as the investigation believes, the student waylaid Shishkina near her house and shot her in the neck and chest. Abdulazizov returned from Moscow to St. Petersburg only six days later.
Acquaintances responded positively about Abdulazizov and were surprised about his arrest. Grunskoy was going to enter the police college. No manifestations of aggression and marginal behavior were not noticed.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?