New details transpire about Kerch shooter’s identity

New details transpire about Kerch shooter’s identity
Kerch shooter Vladislav Roslyakov Photo: Mash

The shooter's mother was fascinated by the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses banned in the Russian Federation.

Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, who carried out a massacre in the Kerch Polytechnic College, had a dysfunctional family: he grew up without a father and was demonstrating mediocre performance at school. Roslyakov's father is disabled and lived separately, while the young man’s relationship with the mother was also not great. They constantly quarreled, RT reports, citing a source in the Ministry of Education of the Crimea.

The source said that Roslyakov's mother works as a nurse at the oncology center and is fond of the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, which are banned in the Russian Federation and recognized as an extremist organization.

Earlier, Kommersant-FM reported that Roslyakov’s girlfriend left him, due to which he was very worried. At the same time, he was a calm, reticent person, had no problems with classmates, but, according to his friends, was interested in maniacs.

Roslyakov was admitted the College in 2015 on free tuition basis to major in installation, commissioning and operation of electrical equipment of industrial and civil buildings. On September 8, the student received a permit for a 12-gauge rifle, after which he bought 150 cartridges.

On the eve of the incident, Roslyakov stopped attending classes calling sick. On Wednesday, October 17, he came to the college with a gun and started shooting in the corridors of the building. Around noon, an explosion took place in the building, after which Roslyakov killed himself in a library on the second floor.

As a result of the incident, 40 people were injured, 19 died. A three-day mourning was declared in the Crimea.

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