Kerch shooter could suffer from mental disorder

Kerch shooter could suffer from mental disorder

Experts have come to this conclusion basing on a preliminary analysis of Vladislav Roslyakov’s behavior and traits of character. In case the information on the murderer’s mental disorder is confirmed, issues related to the fact he was given a licence for the arms will be examined.

Vladislav Roslyakov who carried out shooting and explosion at the Kerch polytechnic college could suffer from a mental disorder, although he was not under treatment with a psychiatrist. This is being reported by TASS news agency with reference to its source in law enforcement agencies.

According to the source, a preliminary analysis of Vladislav Roslyakov’s behavior and traits of character based on his acquaintances and teachers’ testimonies has revealed that the student could have mental health problems. In case the information on the murderer’s mental disorder is confirmed following a posthumous expert psychiatric examination, law enforcement agencies will examine how he had received a license for the arms. 

The source noted that Roslyakov hadn’t had any friends. He was self-absorbed, and two years ago, at the age of 16, deleted all his social networks’ pages. After that, he created profiles under an assumed name in different communities. Roslyakov was allegedly into violence topics and interested in the Nazi ideology, and videos with violence and various executions. And more importantly, he was searching in the web for the production of explosives, the source noted. 

Mikhail Vinogradov, a forensic psychiatrist, confirmed TASS that Roslyakov really had evidence of mental illness. “It is known from the media that in the childhood, he was into the abusive handling of animals. I don’t have any doubts as to he was supposed to be under treatment with a psychiatrist.” Vinogradov said.

On October 17, 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov carried out shooting and explosion at the Kerch polytechnic college. He was a 4-year student at this college. 21 persons died, about 60 were injured following the attack. The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under article Murder of two or more persons (item 2 of article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). 

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