Killer was hired by widow and her son’s relatives
The family of the deceased husband tried to sue the deceased Yekaterina Smirnova for the apartment.
The detainee for the murder of 35-year-old Yekaterina Smirnova and her 12-year-old son confessed and informed the investigators that he had been hired by the victim’s sister-in-law, Telegram channel Mash writes.
Her husband's sister is now being interrogated by the investigators and, according to the channel, absolutely denies everything.
As The CrimeRussia previously wrote, the body of the woman and her son with multiple stab wounds (there were more than 30 of them on the child’s body) was discovered in an apartment in the north of Moscow on November 7.
Initially, the investigation suspected a new boyfriend of Yekaterina. The man was rounded up for questioning, but it turned out that he had an alibi.
Then the investigators began to work on a version of the inheritance. It transpired that for about a year Yekaterina had had legal proceedings with her mother- and sister-in-law, who tried to sue her for apartment left by her late husband.