Sochi resident orders murder of parents and 10-year-old sister because of house near Black Sea
The police staged the murder, after which the offender was detained while handing out the payment.
A Sochi court sentenced Artem Tepper, 23, to 6.5 years in a strict regime penal colony with restriction of freedom for a period of 1.5 years for preparing to kill his parents and a 10-year-old sister (part 1 of Article 30, part 3 of Article 33, clauses “a,” “b” and “c” of part 2 of Article 105 CCRF). Tepper promised to pay 3 million rubles ($ 45,000) to the killer, the role of whom a local policeman played, ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Krasnodar Territory reports.
Tepper was detained on January 26, 2018 after issuing a receipt to the ‘killer.’ By that time, the latter had reported on the execution of the order, providing photos of the ‘corpses.’ Prior to this, Tepper had described the ‘mercenary’ his house’s outline, the location of the CCTV cameras and other information necessary for the execution of the order, as well as handed over a knife and means of conspiracy.
The law enforcement officers staged the murder of Tepper's relatives
The crime was prevented thanks to the vigilance of the perpetrator’s friend Pavel. Tepper shared with him the intention to seize the parents' house near the Black Sea after killing them. Pavel told the potential victims about that, and they asked him to persuade Tepper to hire a killer, Komsomolskaya Pravda writes.
Pavel ‘found’ Tepper a ‘killer,’ who was a law enforcement officer. As soon as the investigators obtained the required amount of evidence, the young man was detained. Tepper pleaded guilty.