Moscow: “serial poisoner” taken into custody until August 25
The suspect, who is a former National Guard officer, partially pleaded guilty to thefts.
Murat Sabanov, a native of Kabardino-Balkaria, who is suspected of poisoning and robbing 11 Muscovites, was taken into custody until August 25 by a decision of Moscow’s Tagansky District Court. At the meeting, Sabanov pleaded guilty to robbing three victims, whose names he does not know. The investigation filed seven criminal cases against him and estimated the damage at 140,000 rubles ($ 2,230), Russian service BBC reports.
After Sabanov was detained, security officials found packages of phenazepam, clozapine and tramadol in his apartment in the Basmanny District. It is assumed that he used these substances to poison the victims. When they fainted, the thief stole their belongings.
The Open Media studied Sabanov’s social network page and found that the suspect had previously served at the National Guard and also worked as a loader in Moscow. At the same time, Sabanov often published statements of an Islamist nature and sometimes even called himself a Mujahid.