DNA of alleged killer of 'Russian Elon Musk' found at torture instruments 

DNA of alleged killer of 'Russian Elon Musk' found at torture instruments
Valery Pshenichny

On most of the items that have been used as torture instruments, biomaterials that do not match the DNA of the isolator's staff and the cellmates of the deceased were found.

DNA of the pre-trial detention center employee was detected on a stick with duct tape and electrical wire, which were found next to the body of deceased businessman Valery Pshenichny. This is written by Novaya Gazeta referring to the conclusion of the forensic medical examination. The document says that there were two three-meter electric wires with stripped ends (black and white), metal pallets with sharpened edges, a wooden stick wrapped in black duct tape and a black synthetic rope - a drawstring from the hood of the jacket.

The specialists analyzed the biomaterials of Pshenichny's cellmates and five SIZO employees. Samples of E.Yu. Zakharochkin’s DNA (Novaya Gazeta suggested that it is an isolator officer) were found only on an electric wire and a stick with duct tape. Two men's DNA were found on the black electrical wire. There is no coincidence with cellmates' DNA.

The seminal fluid, which was found in the rectum and in the mouth of the deceased, is attributed to "at least two men." One of them is a person, whose DNA is not identified on the black electrical wire, that is, he is not a cellmate or an employee of the SIZO. The second person was Pshenichny himself. How the seminal fluid of the victim got into his mouth and rectum is unknown.

On April 16, the St. Petersburg Novaya Gazeta published a story in which it supposed that Valery Pshenichny had been tortured and raped before his death. Journalists refer to the findings of experts of the Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination (St. Petersburg State Medical academy). On the body of the convict there were found stabbed and cut wounds, his spine was broken, traces of electric shock, left with a cord, were found in his mouth.

At the same time, St. Petersburg's Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg denies that Pshenichny died a violent death. They provided CCTV footages, according to which, the prisoner was alone in the cell, and consequently, he did damage himself.

A case was initiated under Article 110 of the Criminal Code (Incitement to Suicide).

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