Professor Sokolov suspected of murder asks court to arrest him
However, Sokolov’s defence team is intent on asking court for house arrest for him.
Assistant of Aleksander Pochuev, the suspect’s lawyer, told RBC that a docent of the St. Petersburg State University Oleg Sokolov - who is suspected of murder of the same University’s postgraduate student Anastasia Yeshchenko - decided to ask court to send him to a remand prison.
“He will seek for arrest for himself, as he repents and can’t stay at liberty,” the source said.
He, however, noted that Sokolov’s defence team is intent on asking court for house arrest for him.
On November 9, a man was pulled out of the Saint Petersburg’s Moika River. Severed arms were found in his backpack. Oleg Sokolov, the suspect, turned to be a historian and docent at the St. Petersburg State University. Mutilated body of his 24-year-old graduate was found in his apartment. Sokolov has been detained. He made a voluntary surrender and confession.