Moscow Region: shopping mall director’s wife is contractor of his murder, investigators
The victim wanted to deprive the spouse of shares in the business.
The civil spouse of Nikolai Leonov, the owner of a mall, who was previously killed, was arrested in the Moscow Region. She was accused of ordering the crime. According to the investigation, the couple had strained relationships, and the businessman wanted to deprive the common-law wife of a share in the charter capital of the shopping and entertainment center, MK reports.
On June 4, a motorcyclist shot Leonov at the entrance to the shopping center in the village of Povarovo near Moscow. The wife was charged not only with the organization of the murder but also with the illegal circulation of firearms.
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