Adviser to the Mayor of Elektrostal murdered by migrant worker due to repair claims
October 31, 29-year-old Darya Turkina was found dead with multiple stab wounds in her home in Noginsk, Moscow region.
The suspect in the murder of Adviser to the Head of Elektrostal City District and consultant of the Public Chamber of the Moscow region Darya Turkina has been identified. It turned out to be a migrant worker from Central Asia.
A criminal case under part 1 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (Murder) has been initiated against him. Having already pleaded guilty, the suspect has been charged. He has been detained and taken into custody by the Noginsk City Court.
According to Interfax, it is a 40-year-old native of Uzbekistan. Later, citing sources close to the investigation, Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru reported that the man has arrived from Kyrgyzstan.
According to preliminary information, he was doing repairs in Turkina’s home. She was not pleased with the quality of work, which affected the amount he received for repairs.
On the day of the murder, the suspect was drunk. After a quarrel, he hit the woman several times with a knife, stole her jewelry and took it to the pawnshop, after which he bought drugs. Then he called the police, saying the victim was already dead when he arrived.
However, police officers checked the nearest pawnshop and found the dead woman's jewelry there. The pawnshop employees told that the suspect was the one to bring the jewelry.
A mourning ceremony for Darya Turkina took place on Friday in the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Voskresenskoe, Noginsk district. She was buried in the local cemetery.
"Active, smart, kind, beautiful, cheerful, responsive, friendly – that is what Darya's relatives, friends, and co-workers say about her. It was a person to whom many were drawn for warmth, and who generously shared this light with others," from Elektrostal administration website.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).