Cannibal's 12-year-old companion sent for treatment
The girl’s adult companion died after a suicide attempt, and the case could be terminated.
The case of the cannibal killers detained in the Leningrad region may be terminated since the only adult suspect died after a suicide attempt. A 12-year-old schoolgirl was a witness in the case, her friend - 22-year-old Arkady Zverev - was accused of killing 21-year-old Alexander, who sheltered a couple, says Komsomolskaya Pravda.
“Now the question about the termination of the criminal case in connection with the death of the accused is being resolved,” the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Leningrad region reports.
Zverev tried to commit suicide in the SIZO and was in a coma since February. Previously, he was detained along with 12-year-old Valeria from Sochi, missing on September 23, 2018. According to the investigation, a resident of St. Petersburg, Alexander sheltered the couple at a dacha in the village of Novinka. There they quarreled, and Alexander was stabbed to death and dismembered. His head was found in the oven, and pieces of flesh in the dishes on the stove.
The girl claims that she has not eaten anyone, does not repent of anything, and blames her companion.