Omsk ММА fighter accused of murdering Armenian in fight

Omsk ММА fighter accused of murdering Armenian in fight
Nikita Fedonenko and Vage Zalibekyan

In Omsk a 22-year-old mixed martial artist Nikita Fedonenko is accused of killing a 32-year-old native of Armenia.

A criminal case under part 4 of Art. 111 of the Russian Criminal Code (Infliction of a Grave Injury, which have involved the death of the victim by negligence) has been instituted against the sportsman. According to the ICR official representative in the Omsk region Larisa Boldinova, the young man beat the man, who later died of his injuries in hospital. However, cause of their conflict has yet to be established. During a search in Nikita Fedonenko's apartment, investigators found paraphernalia similar to that used by skinheads.

According to preliminary information, the incident took place on October 1 in the Leninsky district of Omsk. Nikita Fedonenko beat a 32-year-old Armenian Vage Zalibekyan. The injured man had been hospitalized, but later died from his injuries in hospital.

The regional ICR also added that Nikita Fedonenko is a member of the regional branch of the Mixed Martial Arts Federation. In 2013, he took second place in the Golden Helmet Cup tournament. In addition, the young man has studied at the Omsk Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and had already worked as patrol service inspector. It is also known that he resigned from the patrol service six months before the incident.

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