Historian Sokolov tries to commit suicide during investigative experiment
The former professor of the St. Petersburg State University grabbed a dagger from the table, but a policeman stopped him.
During an investigative experiment, historian Oleg Sokolov, who is accused of killing a graduate student of St. Petersburg State University Anastasia Yeshenko, tried to commit suicide, Nevskiye Novosti report, citing their own source. In order for Sokolov to show how he killed the girl, his handcuffs were removed for a while, after which he grabbed a dagger from the table, but it was immediately taken away.
Earlier, the CrimeRussia wrote that Sokolov was brought to the investigative experiment in body armor and a helmet for his safety. The murder was widely publicized. Not only in the accused got adversaries. His former student, who participated in historical reenactments, Sabir Enikeev complained in the ICR about threats on social networks.
After Yeshenko’s body was discovered, it was reported that Sokolov was going to commit suicide in the Moika, but he was pulled out with a backpack, where sawed-off female hands were found. Later, the investigation said that the historian wanted to destroy evidence and fell into the river by accident.