Professor Sokolov offers help with funeral of student he killed

Professor Sokolov offers help with funeral of student he killed
Oleg Sokolov Photo: Alexander Galperin / RIA Novosti

His lawyer told the press about it.

St. Petersburg State University history professor Oleg Sokolov, who had confessed to the murder and dismemberment of the body of graduate student Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24, offered his help with the funeral, his lawyer said.

“Obviously, there’ll be funeral, so we’d like to help financially,” RT Telegram channel quotes the human rights activist as saying.

A man was taken out of the Moika River, St. Petersburg on November 9, and severed arms were found in his backpack. Suspect Oleg Sokolov turned out to be a historian, assistant professor of St. Petersburg State University. A search in the professor’s apartment uncovered the corrupted corpse of his 24-year-old graduate. Currently, Sokolov is in custody; he confessed. The professor will be there until January 8.

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