One of Khachaturyan’s daughters was to be his wife
Lawyers believe that the circumstances of the case give reason to reclassify the case for Art. 108 of the Russian Criminal Code (Excess of self-defense).
Mikhail Khachaturyan, who was killed by his daughters, had such features as egocentrism, heightened suspicion, authoritarianism, manipulation with other people, intimidation, and also distortion of information for his own purposes throughout his life. This conclusion was made by experts who conducted numerous examinations in the criminal case, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports.
“In recent years, a pronounced desire to dominate in relation to his daughters and female partner, grew strong in Khachaturyan against the background of personal and somato-neurological pathology (encephalopathy, peptic ulcer, etc.), accompanied by sleep disturbance, fatigue, and heaviness in the head... He used insults, humiliation, and brutal physical aggression (with the use of different types of weapons). Apart from this, Khachaturyan subjected his daughters to physical and sexual abuse,” one of the reports says.
The findings of experts confirm that Khachaturyan regularly committed violent acts against his daughters. According to the investigation, only the younger of the sisters was able to avoid sexual harassment. As for the older sisters, the father regularly demanded frolicking from them. First, he demanded that girls undress in front of him. Then he began to complain about problems with the prostate and asked his older daughters to help him recover. He told one of the girls: “When you grow up, you will take your mother’s place; I will marry you, and we will have children.”
To recall, in July 2018, the body of the 57-year-old man with multiple stab wounds in the neck and chest was discovered in the hall of an apartment building located on Altufyevskoe highway. Three daughter of the murdered man – 17-year-old Maria, 18-year-old Angelina, and 19-year-old Kristina – were detained on suspicion of committing Murder by a Group of Persons (item ‘g’ part 2 of Art. 105 of the Russian Criminal Code). During questioning, they pleaded guilty and explained that they committed the crime because their father had morally tortured them for a long time. The girls were arrested, but later the court released them from a pre-trial detention center and appointed them a preventive measure in the form of a ban on certain actions. The court decided to prohibit them from leaving their place of residence at night without the permission of the investigator and communicate with participants in criminal proceedings, with the exception of defenders of the accused, employees of the preliminary investigation, and supervisory authorities.
Lawyers believe that the circumstances of the case give reason to reclassify the case for Art. 108 of the Russian Criminal Code (Excess of self-defense). According to them, necessary self-defense is possible not only in the case when a person is attacked. It can be applied proactively. No other motive for the murder, except for the desire to break free, was revealed. The sisters renounced succession as heirs.